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A fine, small bronze sculpture of a recumbent fawn, signed by the artist, Pierre Jules Mêne.
Born 25 March 1810, Mêne was a French Sculptor of the animalière school, which also included Rosa Bonheur, Pierre Louis Rouillard, Antoine-Louis Barye, Auguste Caïn, and François Pompon. He produced a considerable number of animal sculptures, mainly of domestic animals including horses, cows and bulls, sheep and goats, which were popular during the Second Empire. In 1838 he opened his own foundry and is considered to have been the lost-wax casting expert of his time, later surpassed only by Auguste Rodin. Mêne is considered the pioneer of animal sculpture in the nineteenth-century and his work remained popular for a longer period than that of his contemporaries. He died on the 20th May 1879.
w:5 in x d:2.75 in x h:2.25 in