Sculptor - Pierre Jules Mene

Title - Lapin

Sand Cast Bronze 
Atelier Pierre Jules Mene 
 Circa 1846

4" height by 4 7/8" length 
(10.1 cm by 12.4 cm)

This sculpture has been Sold

This wonderful little crouching rabbit bronze is expertly cast in Mene's own foundry under the artist's direction. The Rabbit is crouched and ready to run, this bronze has caught him in the instant before he runs away. It is a very detailed cast showing all the fur details with a brown patina. The early cabinet bronzes of Pierre Jules Mene are very difficult to find as very few have survived to this date.

This bronze is illustrated in the following books:
Les Animaliers by Jane Horswell on pg. 120
Animals in Bronze by Christopher Payne on pg. 367.  

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