BARYE, Antoine-Louis

Paris 1795 - Paris 1875

Charles VII le Victorieux à cheval

Charles VII the Victorious on Horseback

model c. 1844, cast 1860-1909


equestrian statue(tte)

Dimensions (HxWxD): 11 12 x 10 34 x 4 14 in.

incised into model on left center edge of base and probably enhanced after casting: BARYE 1860
on underside of bronze base in ink: G.A. Lucas / 21 Rue de l'arc de [Triom]phe
on underside of bronze base in white paint: LUCAS

Acc. No.: 1980.44.1

Credit Line: Edwin E. Jack Fund

Photo credit: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

© Artist : public domain


  • 1874-1909, Paris, George A. Lucas (1824-1909)
  • until 1969, New York, Bernard Black Gallery
  • 1969-1971, New York and Europe, Bernard Black and Hugues-W. Nadeau, New York and Europe (according to the unpaginated foreword, the partners of the Bernard Black Gallery retained a selection of Barye casts as a study collection after closing the gallery in 1969)
  • 1971, 3 December, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., their sale, no. 48; purchased by Lock Galleries, New York, for Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia
  • 1980, gift to the NGA


  • Museum's website, 9 March 2012
  • 1994 NGA Sculpture Catalogue
    Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, p. 25, repro.
  • 2000 Butler and Lindsay
    Ruth Butler, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000, p. 46-51, color repr.


  • 1889 Paris
    Possibly Catalogue des oeuvres de Barye, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1889, no. 136

    1971 New York
    Bronzes by Antoine-Louis Barye. The Bernard Black - Hugues Nadeau Collection, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 3 December 1971, no. 48