19th Century French Bronze Racehorse and Jockey Sculpture Signed Paul Comolera
This large antique bronze sculpture, “le jockey sur son cheval” was crafted in France, circa 1870. The patinated piece features an elegant racehorse with jockey. The bronze is signed on the base by the sculptor, Paul Comolera. Excellent condition commensurate with age and use, with rich patina. (Small repair at base of tail).
Paul Comolera (1818-1897) was born in Paris, France. A very fine sculptor known mainly for his modelling of birds but he also produced some other animal figures as well as portrait busts. Comolera was a student of the early sculptor Francois Rude and he was the teacher of Jules Moigniez, one of the more important sculptors of the Animalier school. There is a distinct similarity in the detail, construction, form, and finish of the works of Comolera and his student Moigniez although Comolera’s work is considered to be more in the naturalistic style as opposed to the romantic style of his pupil. Paul Comolera made his debut at the Salon in 1846 with a group called Golden Pheasants of China and continued to exhibit there until his death in 1897. Comolera’s bronzes are prized for their great detail and accuracy.
Measures: 19″W x 5″D x 19″H.
|Dimensions||19 × 5 × 19 in|
Late 19th Century