19th Century bronze Animalier sculpture of a cow and calf by Pierre-Jules Mene
A very fine example of a cow and calf by the renowned French sculptor Pierre Jules Mene Signed. Height: 21.5cm. Length: 25.5cm.In excellent condition one of three examples we have for sale at the moment all from a private collector
Pierre-Jules Mêne (25 March 1810 – 20 May 1879) was a French sculptor and animalier. He is considered one of the pioneers of animal sculpture in the nineteenth century. His works can be seen in vaarious museums including the Louvre and the Ashmoleon in Oxford Mêne produced a number of animal sculptures, mainly of domestic animals including horses, cows and bulls, sheep and goats which were in vogue during the Second Empire. He was one of a school of French animalières which also included Rosa Bonheur,
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