Antoine-Louis Barye

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a Tartar warrior on horseback
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a Tartar warrior on horseback
Antoine-Louis Barye
French, 1796–1875
Tartar Warrior Checking His Horse, 1845
Bronze, dark brown patina
14 7/8 H. x 14 ¼ W. x 5 3/8 D. inches
Signed on base:  BARYE
Inscribed on base: F. BARBEDIENNE Fondeur
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear attacked by hounds
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear attacked by hounds
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear attacked by hounds
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear attacked by hounds
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear attacked by hounds
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear attacked by hounds
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear attacked by hounds
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear attacked by hounds

Antoine-Louis Barye
French, 1796-1875
Bear Downed by Hounds, 1834-1838
Bronze, dark green and brown patina
10 ¼ H. x 14 W. x 11 ½ D. inches
Signed on base: BARYE

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of Theseus fighting a minotaur
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of Theseus fighting a minotaur
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of Theseus fighting a minotaur
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of Theseus fighting a minotaur
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of Theseus fighting a minotaur
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of Theseus fighting a minotaur
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of Theseus fighting a minotaur
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of Theseus fighting a minotaur
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of Theseus fighting a minotaur
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of Theseus fighting a minotaur
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of Theseus fighting a minotaur
Alt text: Bronze sculpture signature detail
Alt text: Underside of a bronze sculpture of Theseus fighting a minotaur

Antoine-Louis Barye
French, 1796-1875
Theseus Slaying the Minotaur
Bronze, brown and green patina
17 3/4 H. x 11 3/4 W. x 6 1/2 D. inches
Signed on base: BARYE

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a giant python eating a deer
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a giant python eating a deer
Alt text: Underside of sculpture
Alt text: Detail of artist signature

Antoine-Louis Barye
French, 1795–1875
Python Swallowing a Doe,
Second Version, 1857
Bronze, red-brown patina with green
3 ½ H. x 13 ⅝ W. x 4 ⅞ D. inches
Signed on base: BARYE

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a crawling crocodile
Antoine-Louis Barye
French, 1795–1875
Crocodile, 1857
Bronze, dark brown patina
1 1/8 H. x 7 W. x 3 1/8 D. inches
Stamped underneath:  BARYE
Inscribed underneath: F.BARBEDIENNE PARIS
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear lying on his back with feet up, angled view
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear lying on his back with feet up, side view
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear lying on his back with feet up, angled view
Alt text: Underside of sculpture
Alt text: Detail of artist signature

Antoine-Louis Barye
French, 1795–1875
Seated Bear, 1833
Bronze, brown patina
5 ¾ H. x 8 W. x 5 ⅞ D. inches
Signed on base: BARYE

Alt text: Two bronze sculptures of standing Basset Hounds with tales extended
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a standing Basset Hound with tale extended
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a standing Basset Hound with tale extended
Alt text: Underside of sculpture
Alt text: Underside of sculpture
Alt text: Detail of artist signature
Alt text: Detail of artist signature

Antoine-Louis Barye
French, 1795–1875
A Pair of Standing Bassets, 1841
Bronze, brown with green patina
Each 6 ¼ H. x 11 W. x 4 D. inches
Signed on base: BARYE

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a standing camel
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a standing camel
Alt text: Underside of Camel sculpture
Alt text: Detail of artist signature

Antoine-Louis Barye
French, 1795–1875
Algerian Camel,
1857
Bronze, brown patina
5 ⅞ H. x 7 ½ W. x 2 ½ D. inches
Signed on base: BARYE

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a lion fighting a serpent
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a lion fighting a serpent
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a lion fighting a serpent
Alt text: Underside of sculpture
Alt text: Detail of artist signature

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Lion and Serpent, No. 3, 1833
Bronze, brown patina
5 ¼ H. x 6 ¾ W. x 4 ½ D. inches
Signed on base: BARYE

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a muscular standing jaguar
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a muscular standing jaguar
Alt text: Underside of sculpture
Alt text: Detail of artist signature

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Standing Jaguar No. 2, 1840
Bronze, brown patina
5 H. x 7 ¾ W. x 2 ⅝ D. inches
Signed and dated: BARYE 1840

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a tiger devouring a gazelle
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a tiger devouring a gazelle

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Tiger Devouring a Gazelle, 1857
4 ¾ H. x 13 W. x 5 D. inches
Signed: Barye
Set on Period wood base

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of an Eland, or antelope, being surprised by a lynx attack on its back haunch
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of an Eland, or antelope, being surprised by a lynx attack on its back haunch

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Elan Surprised by a Lynx

Bronze with dark brown patina
8 7⁄8 H. x 13 W. x 6 1⁄4 D. inches
Signed on base: Barye
Stamped on base: Barye 9.

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a tiger eating a gavial
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a tiger eating a gavial
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a tiger eating a gavial

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Tiger Devouring a Gavial

Bronze with dark brown patina
4 3/16 H. x 10 3⁄4 W. x 4 3/16 D. inches
Signed on base: Barye/ 1838

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a rabbit with ears back
Alt text: Underside of rabbit sculpture
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a rabbit with ears back
Alt text: Detail of Rabbit, signed BARYE

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Rabbit with Ears Back, 1857

Bronze, brown patina
1 ½ H. x 3 W. x 1 ¼ D. inches
Signed on base: Barye

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a jaguar with a crocodile's neck in its mouth

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Jaguar and Crocodile, c. 1862
First edited circa 1862
Bronze, green and brown patina
3 1/4 H. x 9 1/2 W. x 3 1/2 D. inches
Signed: BARYE (right front top of base)

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a running elephant
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a running elephant
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a running elephant
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a running elephant

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Éléphant du Sénégal (Senegalese Elephant), 1847
Bronze, Brown-red burning copper patina
5 1/4 H. inches
Signed BARYE

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Éléphant du Sénégal is the last and most dynamic of Barye’s four elephant studies. Cast in very limited numbers due to Barye’s death in 1875.

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a Basset Hound with tale up, angled view
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a Basset Hound with tale up, side view
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a Basset Hound with tale up, side view

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
English Bassett
Bronze
4 3/4 H. x 4 W. x 2 3/4 D. inches
Signed: BARYE

 

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear catching an owl in his maw
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear catching an owl in his maw
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear catching an owl in his maw
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear catching an owl in his maw
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear catching an owl in his maw
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear catching an owl in his maw
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear catching an owl in his maw
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear catching an owl in his maw
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear catching an owl in his maw
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear catching an owl in his maw
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear catching an owl in his maw
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear catching an owl in his maw
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear catching an owl in his maw
Alt text: Underside of sculpture
Alt text: Detail of artist signature
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a bear catching an owl in his maw

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Bear Climbing a Tree, Devouring an Owl
Bronze, brown patina
7 5/8 H. x 7 W. x 4 5/8 D. inches
Signed on base: BARYE

Alt text: Small bronze sculpture of a standing Kevel, or gazelle
Alt text: Small bronze sculpture of a standing Kevel, or gazelle
Alt text: Underside of sculpture
Alt text: Detail of Artist signature

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Kevel, 1857
Bronze, brown patina
3 ¾ H. x 4 W. x 1 ¼ D. inches
Signed on base: BARYE

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a tiger devouring an antelope
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a tiger devouring an antelope
Alt text: Underside of sculpture
Alt text: Detail of Artist signature

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Tiger Surprising an Antelope, 1857
Bronze, brown patina
10 ¼ H. x 14 ⅜ W. x 7 D. inches
Signed on base: BARYE

Alt text: Small bronze sculpture of rabbit with ears up
Alt text: Small bronze sculpture of rabbit with ears up
Alt text: Underside of rabbit sculpture
Alt text: Detail of Artist signature

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Rabbit with Ears Up, 1865
Bronze, brown patina
1 ¾ H. x 3 W. x 1 ⅛ D. inches
Signed on base: BARYE

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a lounging Indian panther
Alt text: Underside of sculpture
Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a lounging Indian panther
Alt text: Artist signature detail

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Panther of India No. 2
Bronze, brown patina
4 H. x 8 W. x 2 ½ D. inches
Signed on base: BARYE

Alt text: Verso of a bronze relief of a trotting deer
Alt text: Bronze relief of a trotting deer

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Virginia Deer, 1831
Bronze, dark green patina
4 ⅛ H. x 5 ¾ W. inches
Signed LL: BARYE
Stamped verso: Eck et Durand
Framed

Alt text: Bronze relief of a hunting dog in reeds
Alt text: Verso of bronze relief of a hunting dog in reeds

Antoine-Louis Barye
French 1795–1875
Pointer and Duck, Ca. 1825
Bronze bas relief, brown patina
4 ⅛ H. x 6 ⅛ W. inches
Signed LL: BARYE
Stamped verso: Eck et Durand
Framed

Artist Description

Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875)

Antoine-Louis Barye is considered the father of the French animalier school that became popular in the middle of the nineteenth century. The animalier movement was notable for its realistic and naturalistic portrayal of animals. Barye addressed themes such as wild animals in dramatic action pitted against each other in the struggle for survival. He was also instrumental in foundry practices, and placed a great deal of energy and passion into the fabrication of his bronzes. Barye was extremely influential to generations of European and American sculptors. He received many commissions, and executed public works and monuments around France. Until the 1990s, he was believed to have been born in 1796 rather than 1795, a correction discovered with scholar Martin Sonnabend’s reinterpretation of the Revolutionary Calendar. Barye’s works are represented in the great museums throughout the world, with large collections in American institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Brooklyn Museum; the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; the Baltimore Museum of Art; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

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