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Pierre Jules Mene, sculptor

Circa 1860

“Sylphie the Setter”

Price: $1800. 

“Sylphie the Setter” by Pierre-Jules Mene.  Circa 1860.  Bronze on marble base.  Signed P.J.Mene.  Measures 9” high x 16” wide x 6” deep.  Weighs approx. 25 lbs. Listed in Mene’s catalog as Chien Epagneul (Sylphie) No. 69.  From Christopher Payne’s Animals in Bronze: “A well cast and vigorous model in a style favored by Moigniez.”  Mene (1810-1871) was the most successful and prolific animalier of his day. His work concentrated on giving his animals character and natural appeal, capturing in bronze a moment of the subject’s life in the wild.    

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