Sculptor - Jules Moigniez

Title - Hare Chasse Ouverte

Sand Cast Bronze 
Atelier Jules Moigniez 
 Circa 1860

11 3/4" height by 8 1/2" length 
(30 cm by 21.6 cm)

This sculpture has been Sold

Jules Moigniez was a fine sculptor who was an important member of the Animalier school. His works are well modeled and show fine details and accuracy in their portrayal of various animals and birds.

One of his best models are the almost life size pair of Hares or Rabbits titled Chasse Ouverte (Hunting Season Open) and Chasse Fermee (Hunting Season Closed) which show male and female Rabbits with their young one. This bronze shows the male Hare titled Chasse Ouverte. These Hares were done in pairs and as single sculptures.

This bronze is a very fine cast done in Moigniez’s own foundry where he and his father did the casting and patinas. It has sharp texture and fur detail, and has a wonderful rich red brown copper gilt patina. The bronze is mounted on the original 19th century black slate base which is 1 1/2 inches thick and almost 10 inches long. A superb example of this fine model that is rarely offered for sale. 

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