Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


'The Arab Falconer', antique painted bronze sculpture after Pierre-Jules Mêne

$ 30,000
  • Description
    'The Arab Falconer', antique painted bronze sculpture after Pierre-Jules Mêne
    French, 19th Century
    Height 80cm, width 71cm, depth 31cm
    After the celebrated French animalier sculptor, Pierre-Jules Mêne (1810-1879), the sculpture is known as ‘The Arab Falconer on Horseback’, or ‘Fauconnier arabe à cheval’.
    The Arab horseman is depicted in a very animated pose with his hand raised, attempting to retrieve the falcon. Simultaneously, he is trying to slow down the horse by pulling on the reins, the animal’s body tensing while coming to a stop.
    Cast and finished with a superb patina, the piece is also painted further accentuating fine details. For example, the horseman is dressed in Orientalist style clothing in shades of green and red, while the saddle features grey details. A rectangular base cast to depict a rocky ground supports the figure and the animal.
    The base features the ‘P.J. MÊNE’ signature.
    The antique animalier sculpture is of the finest quality and celebrates the work of Pierre-Jules Mêne.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Bronze, Patinated Bronze.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 17311
    Incollect Reference #: 717057
  • Dimensions
    W. 27.95 in; H. 31.5 in; D. 12.2 in;
    W. 71 cm; H. 80 cm; D. 31 cm;
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Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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