28 October 2003
ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE (FRENCH, 1795-1875)
Loup pris au piège (Wolf caught in a trap)
bronze, mid/dark-brown patina, on verde antico marble plinth
4½ in. (11.3 cm.) high, excluding plinth
James G. Shepherd, sold American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, 7 November 1935, lot 14
Estate of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, sold Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York, 29 October 1975, lot 126 ($700).
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First editions of Loup pris au piège date from around 1870. At the Atelier sale the modèle was acquired and subsequently edited in limited numbers by Piet.
Another cast of this model was sold in these rooms, 24 April 2002, lot 390 ($4,112).
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