An Exceptionally Fine Quality Chisel Cast Animal Patinated Bronze of a Crouching Setter standing on its four legs on a naturalistic oval base, firmly attributed to Pierre Jules Mene. First half of the Nineteenth Century.
The overall detailing and patination on this model's coat is particularly impressive, as is the casting of the naturalistic, oval-shaped base which it stands.
Condition: Professionally cleaned with no imperfections or losses. This piece is unmarked but is firmly attributed as described. Nice dark brown colour.
Height: (to tip of tail) 5.25” (13.5cm). Width: (of base) 9” (23cm). Depth: (of base) 3.5” (9cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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Pierre-Jules Mene (1810-1879) was one of the foremost animalier sculptors of the 19th Century, and achieved high distinction in the art of making small bronze figures of domestic animals for the expanding French market. His models were widely studied and reproduced: the famed Susse Freres foundry acquired the rights to his models following his death in 1879 and continued to ensure the popularity of his designs.