Mêne, Pierre-Jules (1810-79; French)
The Hawker
Gilt bronze, size unknown
Purchased 1881; sold at auction 1943
Unidentified; present location unknown

This statuette was purchased from the 1881 International Exhibition held in Melbourne, together with Mêne Mare and Foal {1881} Geelong [SC].


AR 1881, p.54 (under “Metal Works”); not listed in NGV 1894 or 1905

NGV 1923, cat.VIII.11; sold in 1943 for £17: see 1943 auction of NGV sculpture