BONHEUR, Isidore Jules
(b. 1827, Bordeaux, d. 1901, Paris)

The Grand Jockey

Bronze, 61 x 67 cm
Private collection

Amongst Bonheur's wide variety of animal sculptures exhibited at the Salon, there were a number of mounted equestrian models, including three designs of jockey's on horseback shown in 1864, 1879 and 1886. The most famous of these is The Grand Jockey, of which the present cast is an example. It shows a victorious jockey patting his horse on the neck in congratulation.

Casts of The Grand Jockey were edited by Peyrol in four different sizes, the largest being at 95 cm.

The work is signed: I.BONHEUR and stamped: PEYROL EDITEUR.

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