25 April 2003
ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE (FRENCH, 1795-1875)
Jaguar dévorant un agouti (Jaguar devouring an agouti)
signed BARYE, the underside with partial paper label printed Exposition centennale de l'art français à St. Petersburg and inscribed in ink Sculpteur A. Barye/J[aguar dévorant]/un [agouti/René Charlier] 3, [Avenue Matignon]
bronze, dark-brown/red patina
2¾ in. (7 cm.) high
René Charlier, 3, avenue Matignon, Paris.
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Poletti & Richarme, 2000, no. A97, p. 237
Exposition centennale de l'art français, Yusupovsky Palace, St. Petersburg, 15-28 January 1912
Although offered from 1845, Poletti and Richarme estimate the number of lifetime épreuves of Jaguar dévorant un agouti to be no more than twenty. The model was listed as an esquisse for Jaguar dévorant un lièvre (see lot 134), dating from 1850. The model was edited posthumously by Brame.
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