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1773/18: P.J.MENE: a very fine mid/late 19th century 'ANIMALIER' BRONZE by this most famous French sculptor. Entitled: "Chasse a la Perdrix" this is perhaps Mene's best known of his dog groups, featuring his setter "Sylphie" and his pointer "Tac". It depicts the two dogs flushing out a partridge which an be seen in the lower left corner. First seen in 1847 and cast during the third quarter of the century, this is fully illustrated and described in "Animals in Bronze" by Christopher Payne, page 206. 16ins (41cms) wide. Fully signed within the base. *Pierre Jules Mene (1810-1871) was born and died in Paris. He was the most successful and prolific 'animalier' of his day winning many prizes including 2 First Class medals at the London Exhibitions of 1855 and 1861. c.1860

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