19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez – Original & EXCEPTIONAL

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez.

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING  ORIGINAL 19th Century French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez.

Jules Moigniez Bronze sculpture of an eagle……from circa 1870.

Gorgeous natural patina…..nice bronzed brown…..not overly polished.

Signed on base and set on a green and black marble plinth with brass label for “Moigniez”.

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez.

JULES MOIGNIEZJules Moigniez (28 May 1835 – 29 May 1894) was a French animalier sculptor who worked during the 19th century. His output was primarily cast in bronze and he frequently exhibited his sculptures at the Paris Salon. He was best known for his bronzes depicting birds, although his skill and versatility enabled him to produce quality horse sculptures (primarily racehorses), dog sculptures and hunting scenes.[1] His bird sculptures were among the finest ever created in his time.

Over the course of his 40-year sculpting career Moigniez exhibited thirty works at the Salon between 1855–92. His first submission in a major art exhibition was his plaster, Pointer Stopping at a Pheasant, at the Exposition Universelle of 1855.[1][2] Moigniez was known for the fine detail and chiseling of his sculptures. His bronzes—usually cast using the lost wax method—were always immaculately chased and patinated, and were especially popular in England and Scotland.[2] More than half of his output during his lifetime was sold in the United Kingdom. By the end of the 19th century, his sculpture had become popular in the United States as well.[1]

In contrast with other animaliers of the period such are P.J. Mêne and Antoine-Louis Barye, Moigniez’s bird sculptures often incorporated highly detailed bases complete with bushes, extensive foliage and undergrowth.[2] His castings were generally of excellent quality with a variety of patinas, the gilded and silvered patinas being the most desirable and sought after by collectors.

His bronzes could be reproached for an excess of detail, a result of overly-finicky, over-worked chiseling. Moigniez received redemption, however, by portraying in his sculpture a certain “elegance of attitudes”.[1] His Chien braque arrêtant un faisan (1859), cast in bronze, was acquired by the French government for the château of Compiègne.[1]

As early as December 1869 his sculptures had begun to be imported to the United States by the Philadelphia jewelry firm of J. E. Caldwell & Co. who had a store at 902 Chesnut Street. The store also advertised works by Grégoire, Carrier, Mêne, and other French sculptors.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Moigniez

This is a large “Moigniez”…..32” Tall……………VERY RARE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE !!

This is an EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY piece !!

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez.

Provenance: Bought at Auction.

Dimensions: 32″ tall,  19″ wide and 10″ diameter on marble plinth.

Condition: Museum Quality.

SOLD

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez

19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez

2 Comments on “19C French Bronze of an Eagle by Jules Moigniez – Original & EXCEPTIONAL”

    • Sorry Peter, whilst we appreciate your interest in our site we cannot appraise your sculpture, as we have not seen it and examined it so we have no way of knowing if it is an original or a re-casting. Value entirely depends on this.Ours was an original but there are many, many copies.

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