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1596/17: BARYE: a fine, small and well documented original BRONZE SCULPTURE of a mountain goat, by this famous and highly regarded 'animalier' sculptor. Beautifully modelled and finely cast, it is one of his earliest works and is signed by both the artist and the foundry. 3.75 x 2 x 2.75high ins (9.5 x 5 x 7cms). *Antoine Louis BARYE (1796-1875) was a sculptor of romantic realism who was particularly well known for his realistic depictions of animals. Such was his fame that he was regarded as one of the greatest ~ and certainly most influential ~ animal life artists of the renowned French Animalier School. c.1825

animalier, Barye, bronze, object


1449/17: P-J. MENE: A fine bronze sculpture by this famous 'animalier' which the artist entitled: "Chien Epagneul (Sylphie) No. 69". This lively and highly competent sculpture depicts the Irish Setter about to flush out his bird from amongst the detailed foliage. Fully signed by both the artist and the foundry (Susse Freres of Paris). 12ins long; 9ins high and 5ins deep. (30.5 x 23 x63.5cms) *Pierre-Jules MENE (1810-1871) was probably the most famous and prolific 'animalier' of his day. He developed his passion and natural talent as an animal sculptor from an early age, and in due course won numerous medals for his work. c.1860

animalier, bronze, dog, Mene, object