This bronze sculpture of a mounted jockey dates from the nineteenth century, manufactured by the Pierre-Jules Mène (1810-1879) foundry. Jules Mène is considered the main representatives of animal sculpture during the nineteenth century. He lived in Paris, his father was a metalworker, so he was exposed to bronze from an early age. From 1838-1877 he established and managed his own foundry. He made several small works (with many editions) and was not known for large-scale statuary.
Condition and patina consistent with age.
Approx. overall 15" high x 5" x 17"
Approx. overall 38cm high x 13cm x 43cm