Here I have a pair of ORIGINAL SIGNED J Moigniez Bronze Stags in absolutely beautiful condition they are from around 1880?. Both on a marble plinth both signed.
The stags themselves sit on a rocky base upon the marble plinth and both have extremely lovely detail.
They are both very heavy and are 68cm tall.
A little about the sculptor
Jules Moigniez (1835 - 1894) was born in Senlis, France. He was a student of Paul Comolera and his attraction to bird sculpture comes from his studies with his teacher. His most plentiful subjects were game birds but he sculpted dogs, horses and a few equestrian groups. Moigniez's first recorded exhibit was at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1855, at the age of twenty, where he exhibited a plaster titled Pointer stopping at a Pheasant. He exhibited regularly at the annual Salons from 1859 until 1892 showing a total of thirty works. He also exhibited in England at the London International Exhibition of 1862 where he found a very receptive audience in the people of England. Moigniez was a very successful sculptor in France as well as England and America where the majority of his game bird sculptures were sold.
Most of Moigniez's bronzes were cast by his father, who was a metal glider by training. Their foundry was established in 1857 solely for the propose of producing Moigniez's bronzes.... read more