19th Century French Bronze Hunt Dog Sculpture on Marble Base after Jules Moiniez
This antique bronze sculpture was created in France, circa 1870. Standing on a black marble base, the composition features a setter walking on rocky ground and looking ahead. The elegant piece is in excellent condition with wonderful details and rich patinated bronze finish. The artist conveys action and energy through the shape, movement and texture of the dog figure, in the manner of Jules Moiniez. This animal sculpture would make an interesting addition to a shelf in a library or a desk in a study. It’s the perfect, rustic gift for an animal or dog lover. Small chip on marble Jules Moigniez (1835-1894) was a French animalier sculptor who was active during the 19th century. His output was primarily cast in bronze and he frequently exhibited his sculptures at the Paris Salon. He was best known for his bronzes depicting birds, although his skill and versatility enabled him to produce quality horse sculptures (primarily racehorses), dog sculptures and hunting scenes. His bird and dog sculptures were among the finest ever created during his time. Measures: 5.5″ W x 4.5″ H.
|Dimensions||5.5" W x 2.5" D x 4.5" H|
Late 19th Century