Mare and Foal (Translation)
Jument Arabe et son Poulain (Primary Title)
Kemkon - Handani Arab Mare & Foal (Exhibition Title)

Pierre-Jules Mêne, French, 1810 - 1879 (Artist)

ca. 1850
Overall: 11 1/2 × 19 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (29.21 × 49.53 × 24.13 cm)
This poetic sculpture by Mêne captures a fleeting moment shared by an Arabian mare and her foal. The playful foal frolics under the watchful eye of its mother, an intimate glimpse into the equine world. Mares and foals were also a typical subject in painting, particularly those by George Stubbs and his followers.
Signed on top of base at front right: "P.J. MENE."
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Pierre-Jules Mêne: Sporting Bronzes from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, National Sporting Library, Middleburg, Va., June 6 – August 23, 2008.
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

Some object records are not complete and do not reflect VMFA's full and current knowledge. VMFA makes routine updates as records are reviewed and enhanced.