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Pair of urns with covers with hunting scenes

Artist:
Pierre-Jules Mêne (French, Paris 1810–1877 Paris)
Date:
mid-19th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Each H. 14-3/4 in. (37.5 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Wesley Halpert and Mrs. Carolyn Halpert, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.531.1a, b, .2a–c
Not on view
Mêne was a gifted animalier who realized considerable success with these oft-repeated a urns because of their superb rustic ornament, each having twisted branches of oak that serve as handles and frame the reliefs of hunting subjects. One urn has a hooded falcon for a finial; the other is topped by a heron. The picturesque effects are generically baroque; Mêne porobablv thought of them as being in
the stylistic vein of the Louis XIII period.
Dr. Wesley and Carolyn Halpert (until 1994; to MMA)
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