Jules Moigniez (1835-1894)
A Pair of Pheasants
Bronze, Signed, H 55cm W 50cm D 27cm
Moigniez was a French animalier sculptor who worked during the 19th Century. His output was primarily in cast 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 (racehorses), dog sculptures and hunting scenes.
His bird sculptures were among the finest ever created in his time.