Signed Moigniez American Bald Eagle Bronze Sculpture Statue Bird Figure Decor. This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 24 x Width 13Marble Dimensions: Diameter7Height without base: 23Weight :20 LBSInventory : 67-56442M12176 A fascinating and eye catching sculpture. A large eagle spreads his wings and prepares for flight.
His large wings arch high above him. His talons prepare to release the wood it clutches.His intense glare sets in the distance on some welcoming prey. 100% bronze and handmade, this two-toned brown and silver patina sculpture was cast using the Lost Wax Method and mounted on a marble base. It features the signature J. Jules Moigniez was born in Senlis sur L`Oise, France in 1835 and died in Saint-Martin-du-Teire, France on May 29, 1894. The son of a metal gilder, Moigniez was a student of Paul Comolera. He debuted at the Exposition Universelle in 1855 with Pointer and Pheasant and Falconand Weasel each in plaster. He contributed regularly to the Paris Salon from 1859 to 1892 during which he exhibited over thirty sculptures including Pointer and Pheasant and Falcon and Weasel in bronze. He was awarded an honorable mention at the Salon and received a medal in London at the Great Exposition in 1862. He lived most of his life in Paris. During his career he was widely popular in France, England and America.
His bronzes were most decorative, particularlythose of game birds. He also sculpted dogs, farm animals and equestrian groups.
Moigniez`s dogs reflected the naturalism style of Pierre Jules Mene. His bird sculptures were reminiscent of paintings by deHondecoeter, Casteels and Snyders. His sculptures of birdsreflect dynamic movement, as if captured through a high-speed photographic portrait. Moigniez bronzes were edited, (cast), by the foundry his father opened in 1857. A wide variety of patinations, including silver plate, golden bronze and gilding were unique to these life time casts.
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