Bronzes for Sale
antique post boxes
Size : 41” X 16
Attached is an amazing Bronze by Frederic Remington . It is spectacular and really beautiful. This bronze was created from the original mould in 1982 as one of ten. Solid it would look great anywhere It measures 27 inches high and 24 inches long
"see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil"
Bronze with brown patina
Size: 12.6 x 15.0 x 3.5 ins/ 32.0 x 38.0 x 9.0 cm
Signed on the base
Private Collection, France
Isidore Bonheur was born in Bordeaux in 1827 into an artistic family. He and his sister, Rosa, worked in the studio of their father Raymond, a drawing instructor as well as landscape painter. Initially a painter himself, Bonheur studied at the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. His first entry at the Salon (Paris) in 1848 was a plaster model and he proceeded to win medals in 1859, 1865 and 1869 for his sculpture. He became particularly well known for his equine subjects in relaxed states and found great favour with English collectors and in 1870 was represented at the Royal Academy.
This piece is emblematic of Bonheur’s work in several ways. The equine subject in a relaxed state rather that a perhaps more popular spirited one is a hallmark of his work. The sculpture shows a serene horse standing on hay, about to dip its head into a pail. Bonheur has paid great attention to the proportions of the subject, as well as the muscular figure of the horse. Both tail and mane have been carefully rendered and scoring marks denote hair on the horse’s body. The calm expression of the horse creates a serene mood for this piece. Overall it is a very fine example of Bonheur’s work.