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BARYE, Antoine-Louis

Paris 1795 - Paris 1875

Python et gnou

Python and a Gnu

cast c. 1934-1935

bronze

group

Dimensions (HxWxD): 10 916 x 15 34 x 7 34 in.

inscribed: Barye and Tiffany & Co.

Acc. No.: 1984.35

Credit Line: George F. Harding Collection

Photo credit: ph. Art Institute of Chicago

© Artist:


Provenance

  • sold in the US through Tiffany & Co., New York
  • by 1939, Chicago, George F. Harding, Jr. (d. 1939)
  • 1939, bequeathed to the George F. Harding Museum, Chicago
  • 1982, transferred to the Art Institute
  • 1984, accessioned by the Art Institute

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 6 January 2012
  • 1889 DeKay
    Charles DeKay, Life and Works of Barye the Sculptor (New York: Barye Monument Association, 1889), pp. 54, 111
  • 1974 Pivar
    Stuart Pivar, The Barye Bronzes: A Catalogue Raisonne (Woodbridge, England: Antique Collectors' Club, 1974), pp. 14-15, 238, cat. A199
  • 1975 Wasserman
    Jeanne L. Wasserman, ed., Metamorphoses in Nineteenth-Century Sculpture (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1975), pp. 83-85
  • 1980 Fusco and Janson
    Peter Fusco and H. W. Janson, eds., The Romantics to Rodin: French Nineteenth-Century Sculpture from North American Collections (Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1980), pp. 131-32
  • 1984 Benge
    Glenn F. Benge, Antoine-Louis Barye: Sculptor of Romantic Realism (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1984), fig. 96
  • 1988 Nygren
    Edward J. Nygren, “Barye’s Dramas of Animal Passions,” Antoine-Louis Barye: The Corcoran Collection, edited by Lilien F. Robinson and Edward J. Nygren (Washington, D.C.: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1988), pp. 34-35
  • 1996 Leroy-Jay Lemaistre
    Isabelle Leroy-Jay Lemaistre, La griffe et la dent, Antoine Louise Barye (1795–1875) sculpteur animalier (Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1996), pp. 53-57
  • 2000 Poletti et Richarme
    Michel Poletti and Alain Richarme, Barye: Catalogue raisonné des sculptures (Paris: Gallimard, 2000), p. 355, cat. A16