Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:
Height 22" X Width 25
Marble Dimensions:14" X 5"
Height without base:21"
Pierre Jules Mene, a distinguished French sculptor and Animaliere, left an indelible mark on the art world. Known for his exquisite animal sculptures, Mene's contributions were particularly significant during the Second Empire. His expertise lay in crafting small bronze figures, making his works sought after by the bourgeois class. Unlike public statuary, Mene's sculptures adorned the private homes of the period, enjoying immense popularity and multiple editions. His mastery of the Lost-wax casting technique solidified his reputation as an expert in his time, a position only surpassed by the esteemed Auguste Rodin. The inclusion of Mene's signature on this sculpture adds a touch of prestige, making it a remarkable homage to his enduring legacy.
Experience the brilliance of Pierre Jules Mene's craftsmanship through this breathtaking bronze sculpture. Transcend into a world where the hunter's prize takes center stage, as a magnificent deer stands poised on a slanted hill. With its head held high, the deer's penetrating gaze captures the essence of its surroundings, while its antlers elegantly curl upwards. A subtle movement startles the creature, as if the distant crack of a twig forewarns of impending danger—a testament to Mene's ability to evoke emotion through his art. Handmade with utmost dedication, this sculpture showcases the impeccable quality of the "Lost Wax Method." Crafted from 100% bronze, it features a mesmerizing two-toned brown patina, adding depth and character to its form. Adorned with the distinguished P.J. Mene's signature, this sculpture not only pays tribute to a master artist but also elevates any space with its undeniable allure.