20th Century French Bronze Cow and Bull Composition on Marble Stand Signed Mene
Decorate an office or a study with this large, antique bronze sculpture. Crafted in France circa 1950, the sculpture composition is set upon a sturdy, marble base, which was sourced from 1860s, France. The sculpture depicts a bull and a cow facing each other separated by a fence. The equine composition sits on an oval black marble base and is signed at the base, Mene. The masculine bronze sculpture is in excellent condition and has a rich patinated finish. This piece would make a lovely addition to a ranch or country retreat with its rustic subject matter. Pierre-Jules Mêne was a French sculptor and animalière. He was considered one of the pioneers of animal sculpture in the nineteenth-century. Mêne produced a number of animal sculptures, mainly of domestic animals including horses, cows and bulls, sheep and goats which were in vogue during the Second Empire. He was one of a school of French animalières which also included Rosa Bonheur, Paul-Edouard Delabrierre, Pierre Louis Rouillard, Antoine-Louis Barye, his son-in-law Auguste Caïn, and François Pompon. Measures: 20″ W x 9″ D x 12″ H.
|Dimensions||20" W x 9" D x 12" H|