who is sculptor J Moigné ?Cor
I have a marble sculpture signed "J Moigné" bought in Antwerp (Belgium) some 20 years ago. Anyone knows who this sculptor is ? Links appreciated. Thanks
Cookie S. (03/01/2012)
n 1869, at the age of 34, Moigniez became very ill. Unfortunately, he never recovered. He stopped producing new sculptures, and in 1894, he committed suicide. After Moigniez’s death, his father continued to keep his son’s legacy alive by casting his son’s works. When Moigniez’s father passed away, Aususte Gouge bought the plasters and models. He had cast most of Paul Comolera’s works (Moigniez’s instructor). Gouge produced Moigniez’s sculptures for several more years. Moigniez will be remembered as a truly talented anamalier sculptor.
Because of his popularity, pieces by Moigniez do exist in the United States; however a Moigniez signature does not guarantee that the bronze is the work of the artist. In fact, some of the bronzes bearing the signature of Moigniez have been found to be the work of a California artist named Max Turner. In the 1960s, an art dealer added the Moigniez signature to many of his pieces to boost sales. It is highly possible that the work of Turner is actually partly responsible for helping solidify Moigniez's reputation as such a renowned anamalier sculptor.
Bronze Hunting DogKathy
I have acquired a signed J. Moigniez bronze statue with a marble base of 'Pointer w/Bird'. It is signed J.Moigniez on the statue and on the marble base there is plack reads: 'pointer w/bird by: J. Moigniez. How do I know if this is a re-cast or original? Any ideas?
Moigniez, bronze eaglemike
I have a bronze eagle, signed on the bird and at the base a small plack that reads "Moigniez". Weight approx 70+ lbs, 31" x11" marble base.It has a stamp 16/100 on the back. I looked and can't find any with all the same markings. Can any one give me ideas ?