A bronze Picador by P.J. Mêne
A bronze Picador by P.J. Mêne

A bronze Picador by P.J. Mêne

A major work by Pierre-Jules Mêne (1810-1879) of a proud Picador parading triumphantly around a bullring,

with rose garlands and a lady’s fan scattered around the hooves of this fine stallion.

With superb tactile hand-chased surface detail and rich brown patination, raised on a naturalistic integral base. Shown at the Salon des Beaux Arts exhibit of the year.

Atelier Mêne foundry.
Dimensions
Height 36.31 " (92.23 cm)
Width 26.77 " (68.00 cm)
Depth 10.23 " (25.98 cm)
Circa 1876
Signed Signed and dated P.J. Mêne 1876.