Dating from 1845, Guerrier tartare arrêtant son cheval epitomises the Romantic statuette and is one of Barye's most iconic works. Referred to in early catalogues as Cavalier chinois, later editions of the model show numerous variations both in the harness of the horse and in the armour and helmet of the Tartar. Poletti and Richarme estimate the total number of lifetime casts of Guerrier tartare to be less than fifty. The modèle was purchased at the 1876 Atelier sale by Goupil and was subsequently edited with lasting success by Barbedienne. It was later in the collection of Eduardo Guinle (d. 1941), and was sold in these rooms, 25 April 2003, lot 29 ($101,575).
Another cast of this model, probably by Barbedienne, was sold in these rooms, 28 October 2003, lot 254 ($50,190).