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BARYE, Antoine-Louis

Paris 1795 - Paris 1875

Cavalier arabe tuant un sanglier

Arab Horseman Killing a Boar

c. 1862

bronze

equestrian statue(tte)

Dimensions (HxWxD): 12 14 x 17 x 7 in.

signed lower left: BARYE

Acc. No.: 73.57

Credit Line: Gift of the children of Charles and Rhoda Thalhimer in honor of their 25th Wedding Anniversary, 12 September 1973

Photo credit: Image courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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Provenance

  • 1973, Gift of the Children of Charles and Rhoda Thalhimer in honor of their 25th Wedding Anniversary, 12 September 1973

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, accessed July 27, 2018

Exhibitions

  • 1980-1982 Courtland/Newport News
    The Romantic Bronzes, Courtland, VA, Walter Cecil Rawls Museum and Library, November 20-December 16, 1980; Newport News, VA, Peninsula Arts Association, April 8-May 11, 1982

Comment

  • Museum's website, August 2, 2018:
    Before a backdrop of exotic plants, a horseman struggles to keep his balance as a wild boar fells his horse. This dramatic sculpture is an example of Barye’s exotic hunt scenes, which depict combats between men and animals from such places as India, Africa, and the Near East. These sculptures, which present highly charged scenes of action and danger, reflect themes popularized by such Romantic artists as Eugène Delacroix, one of Barye’s close friends.