29 October 1992
A FRENCH BRONZE MODEL OF A WALKING LION, cast from a model by Antoine-Louis Barye, his right foreleg forward and his mouth open in a roar, signed BARYE, inscribed F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR, and with gold FB stamp, mid 19th Century
9 1/8 x 16 1/8in. (23 x 41cm.)
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S. Pivar, The Barye Bronzes, Antique Collectors' Club, no. A48, p. 147
J. Wasserman, Sculpture by Antoine-Louis Barye in the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge Mass., 1982, no. 29
The Walking Lion was one of Barye's most popular models and was exhibited widely during Barye's lifetime. Nine casts were included in the Barye Monument Society in 1889, and it appears in all six Barye sales catalogues. The Barbedienne gold seal was affixed to high quality casts and editions by the celebrated foundry.
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