31" TALL ART DECO EAGLE MOIGNIEZ BRONZE SCULPTURE HAWK

31" TALL ART DECO EAGLE MOIGNIEZ BRONZE SCULPTURE HAWK
This is a beautifully detailed sculpture of the American bald Eagle. It swoops down from the sky and spreads his wings and claws to grasp a nearby branch. He swoops down and is versatile in this method of travel, reaching speeds of 56-70 kilometers per hour (35-43 mph) when gliding. His head and tail have a brilliant silver patina, his body a two t

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This is a beautifully detailed sculpture of the American bald Eagle. It swoops down from the sky and spreads his wings and claws to grasp a nearby branch. He swoops down and is versatile in this method of travel, reaching speeds of 56-70 kilometers per hour (35-43 mph) when gliding. His head and tail have a brilliant silver patina, his body a two tone brown, and his claws and beak a bright gold. He is a magnificent recreation of this powerful creature and the National symbol of the U.S.A. He represents resilience, power and strength but mostly it represents Freedom. He jumps off of a large broken tree which has a multi colored patina, his eyes red and each feather detailed, making it all look extremely realistic. Handmade using the ancient "Lost Wax Method" and sitting on a solid black marble base. Signed J. Moigniez.

 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 Falcon and 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, particularly those 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 birds reflect 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 lifetime casts. 

Condition: This sculpture is in a very Good condition.
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 31" x Width 28"
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 10"
Height without base: 30"
Weight :45 LBS
Inventory : 25-57598NA21052