Sculpture , Goat And Kid By Pierre - Jules Mêne (1810-1879) , Bronze XIXth Century

19th century
Other style
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, France

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    Bronze group representing a goat and her kid by Pierre - Jules Mêne .
    The goat , with detailed modeling , plays with its young , its paw delicately placed on a stump .
    Branches flourish on the richly worked terrace and a stylized barrier at the back finishes the work in a picturesque way .
    P.J Mêne opted for a pyramidal composition , the goat is released and the kid is sent to the other side of the composition .
    This group is one of the least taken from the " Pâturages " series .
    Bronze group with nuanced brown patina .
    Signature of the sculptor " P.J.MÊNE " in hollow , on the naturalistic oval terrace , richly chiseled .
    Old cast iron .
    19th century period .

    This group, which is one of the five shipments refused en bloc at the Salon of 1847, is one of the four subjects exhibited at the Salon of 1849.

    Pierre - Jules Mêne (1810 - 1879)

    Pierre - Jules Mêne , is a French sculptor , born March 25 , 1810 in Paris , city where he died on May 20 1879 .

    He is considered to be one of the main representatives of animal sculpture in the 19th century .
    Pierre - Jules Mêne produced many animal sculptures , particularly in vogue under the Second Empire, like Antoine-Louis Barye , Auguste Caïn , Pierre Louis Rouillard and , later , François Pompon .

    Mêne specialized in small bronzes, and did not produce work for public statuary .
    His animal subjects have enjoyed great popular success .
    Exclusive publisher of his works , the perfection of his productions is widely recognized .
    He reveals himself , with Barye , as the one whose success has been the most constant , and this over the longest period .

    Mêne appears to be one of the best wax practitioners of his time .


    Style Other style (Animal sculptures bronzes of Other style Style)
    Century 19th century (Animal sculptures bronzes 19th century)
    Artist Pierre - Jules Mêne
    Country of origin France
    Width (cm) 25 cm
    Height (cm) 24 cm
    Materials Patinated Bronze 
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, France

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