DetailsHorse with Side Saddle by Jules Moigniez 12" H x 16" L The Horse With Side Saddle Sculpture by Jules Moigniez features a lively hunter outstretched and ready to be judged on his conformation. The horse's head is raised with an alert look and forward facing ears. The tail is bobbed in the classic field hunter style. He is wearing a side saddle, but no bridle. Any horse lover will adore this bronze cast set on marble. Sculpting is a timeless artistic form that has produced some of humanity’s most priceless and enduring works of art. Over time, different genres and formats have derived from sculpting original form that have seen specialized artists emerge in their respective sculpting niche. One such artistic niche that saw its rise in popularity in the 19th century is animalier bronzes, small-scale sculptures of animals. Animalier bronzes were produced, often mass-produced, in France and elsewhere in Europe. Animaliers are artists who were known for their skills in the realistic portrayal of animals. One such animalier that was very successful in France, England and America during this period was Jules Moigniez. Jules Moigniez (1834 - 1894) was born in Senlis, France. He was a student of Paul Comolera, who was known for his modeling of birds and domestic farm animals. Moigniez’s attraction to bird sculpture from his studies under his teacher and his most prevalent subjects were game birds, but he also enjoyed sculpting dogs, horses and equestrian groups. At the age of 20, Moigniez made his recorded debut at an exhibit at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1855. He exhibited a plaster titled “Pointer Stopping at a Pheasant”. He continued to exhibit regularly at the annual Salons from 1859 to 1892, where he showed a total of thirty works. He also exhibited in England at the London International Exhibition of 1862 and was awarded a medal. Moigniez found a very receptive audience in England and became very fashionable. It is estimated that up to half of his career’s output was exported to Britain. Moigniez also experienced success in France and America as well, where the majority of his game bird sculptures were sold. Most of Moigniez’s bronze sculptures were cast by his father, who was a metal gilder. It is believed that his father established his bronze foundry in 1857 for the sole purpose of casting his son’s work. The Moigniezs’ were constantly experimenting with new finishes. Many of Moigniez’s bronzes were gilded, silver-plated or had very unusual patinas applied to them. In 1869, Moigniez became very ill and never recovered. He produced no new pieces of work after his illness to when he took his own life in 1894. Moigniez continued to cast his son’s work after his death. Upon his father’s death, the foundry as well as all the plasters and models were sold to Auguste George, who cast most of Paul’s Comolera’s works. George continued to produce Moigniez’s bronze sculpture until after the First World War, when the animalier bronzes fell out of style. Jules Moigniez was a successful animalier sculptor in the 19th century who produced many bronze sculpture of birds, dogs and other domestic animals. This NEW bronze statue is hand finished and cast in the traditional Lost Wax Casting Process. This is a multi step process that insures a quality bronze sculpture that may be passed down from generation to generation. Each Sculpture is mounted on a beautiful marble base and includes an engraved brass plaque with sculpture name and artist. Most bronzes have the artist signatures on bronze. Each piece of art holds intricate details and realistic qualities, each a unique quality of art that blends the process of Lost Wax Casting Process as well as hands on detailing. We offer FREE SHIPPING with each of our items with in the USA. Each of our items is heavy in weight so we pack each shipment securely so it will arrive in perfect condition. After your order is received and payment is made we start the process of the final detail on each sculpture, meaning the finishing hands on details and assembling the marble base on the bottom. Our items in stock are shipped out within 7 days of your payment by Fed Ex. We inspect each piece for workmanship and quality and hand pack each order so please be patient in delivery as we insure your order is of high quality and meets our standards. We do ship with delivery confirmation so we can track it’s delivery to insure it reaches you! Lowest price guaranteed. We guarantee the lowest price on the market. If you find a comparable bronze at a lower verified price we will do our best to beat it by $10.00 or more. Any questions please call 866-870-5271. Returns: We know you will love you new bronze masterpiece but if you are not happy for any reason we will except returns within 14 days of delivery to you. Buyer is responsible for original delivery charges and any return shipping charges. Any return must be sent with delivery confirmation. We want to make sure you are happy with your purchase so please call us at 866-870-5271 with any questions! Refunds: All refunds are a partial refund of the original cost of the statue minus shipping and will be made directly to your account if you chose to return the bronze. After item is received we will issue the partial refund for the original cost of the statue minus shipping.
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We know you will love you new bronze masterpiece but if you are not happy for any reason we will except returns within 14 days of delivery to you. In 40 years it is rare that anything is returned and most are for exchange or larger piece. Buyers usual call and order more bronzes and tell friends and family to purchase our bronzes. Buyer is responsible for original delivery charges and any return shipping charges. Any return must be sent with delivery confirmation. number given when you call and request return. We want to make sure you are happy with your purchase so please call us at 866-870-5271 with any questions!
All sales are final no refunds on all Special Order Bronzes. There is a approximate 8 to 10 week or longer wait for special order bronzes. No refunds on any special order bronzes.
All refunds must have a return number given by calling 866-870-5271. The original cost of the statue minus shipping both ways and will be made directly to your account if you chose to return the bronze. After item is received we will issue the refund of the original cost of the statue minus buyer is responsible for original delivery charges and any return shipping charges and pays shipping both ways *The Jumbo, Monumental and Heroic statues are special order and non refundable. These special order non refundable bronzes are made to order bronzes. All have approximate shipping times. All approximate shipping times may vary with the bronze completion time. All larger bronzes are shipped free by freight. Please provide a contact number for completion & delivery. All measurements are approximate. Mounting brackets for larger sizes can be welded on for permanent installation at your location for added $50.00.