Isidore Jules BONHEUR (1827-1901) The... - Lot 313 - Oger - Blanchet

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Isidore Jules BONHEUR (1827-1901) The... - Lot 313 - Oger - Blanchet
Isidore Jules BONHEUR (1827-1901) The Great Jockey Proof in bronze with brown patina signed on the terrace and stamped Peyrol editor. H. 61,5 cm - L. 75 cm - D. 16 cm Son of the painter Raymond Bonheur and brother of Rosa Bonheur, Isidore Bonheur was born in Bordeaux with his father. He exhibited in 1848 for the first time at the Salon des Artistes Français and enters the school of the Fine arts of Paris where he where he turned to sculpture. He continued his career with equestrian subjects, riders, jockeys became his favorite themes. The Great Jockey immediately wins a great success. It shows a victorious jockey tapping the neck of his horse to congratulate him. The details of this event are perfectly chiseled notably with a work of precision for the veins, tendons and muscles, as well as the the rider's jacket and the horse's mane. First exhibited at the 1879 Salon, under the title "A Jockey", four years later, Bonheur exhibited them again at the Exposition national exhibition of fine arts in 1883 and for the third time at the Universal Exhibition of 1889, where he received the prestigious Gold Medal. Bibliography: - Pierre Kjellberg, Les Bronzes du XIXe siècle, Dictionnaire des Sculpteurs, Paris 1987, l'Amateur Ed. Pages 102 and 103. - S. Lami, Dictionary of the sculptors of the French school of the XIXth century, vol. 1, Paris, 1916, pp.127-130; - J. Horswell, Les Animaliers, Woodbridge, 1971, p. 209; - M. Forrest, Art Bronzes, Pennsylvania, 1988, p. 227.
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