28 November 2007
PROPERTY FROM THE DOUG AND ELLEN MILLER COLLECTION
ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE (FRENCH, 1795-1875)
Ours debout No. 2
signed 'BARYE' (on the base)
bronze with green patina
11¾ in. (29.9 cm.)
stamped 'FRANCE' (on the base), on a Belgian black marble plinth
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 15-17 October 1981, lot 422, where purchased.
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Another example of this model was sold at Christie's New York, The Russell B. Aitken Collection of Sculpture and Wildlife Art, 3 April 2003, lot 337 ($5,975).
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