After Isidore Jules Bonheur (French, 1827-1901) large bronze equestrian sculpture depicting a horse and rider, on a naturalistic base signed "I. Bonheur". Mounted onto a rectangular marble socle. Bronze – 23" H x 25 1/2" L x 5 1/2" W. Overall – 24 1/2" H x 25 1/2" W x 7" W. 20th century. Provenance: A Shelbyville, Tennessee collection. Biography: Isadore Bonheur was the younger brother of noted animal painter Rosa Bonheur. He studied at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts, the Salon des Beaux Arts and won medals at the Paris Salon in 1865 and 1869. His sculptures went on to win a Gold Medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889 and he was awarded the Legion d'Honneur in 1895. CONDITION: Bronze overall very good condition. Chip to marble base.
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