Europe, France, 19th century,
author P. J. Mene (Pierre Jules Mene),
Size: height. 12.5 cm, est. 16х6,5 cm
Pierre Jules Mene (1810-1871) was born in the family of the engraver, and was brought up in a craft environment, in his teenage years mastered the foundry and learned the art of sculpting. Their first model, the future sculptor was performed for execution in China on the famous sèvres manufactory. But the talent of Mene more pronounced in the animals. The sculptor personally cast their models and produced the coinage of the bronze surface, achieving the desired result with the help of various ways of applying patinas. For the first time works Less than was presented at the Paris Salon in 1838 and won the recognition of audience due to its fine plastic and soft lyricism of the images. Song Mene not only decorated the interiors of the aristocratic European houses, but willingly purchased as Executive gifts. The model of the sculptor was very popular and was repeatedly reproduced in bronze and cast iron as factories of France, England and Scotland, and the famous Kaslinsky plant in the Urals. Work Less are stored in the collections of major European and Russian museums.