BARRIAS, Louis-Ernest

Paris 1841 - Paris 1905

La Nature se dévoilant devant la Science

Nature Unveiling Herself before Science

model 1895-1899, cast c. 1900

bronze with silvering and malachite


Dimensions (HxWxD): H. (without base): 22 12 in.

on proper left side of self base: E. Barrias

Acc. No.: 2004.166.1

Credit Line: Gift of Frank Anderson Trapp

Photo credit: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

© Artist : public domain


  • New York, Shepherd Gallery
  • 1993, Purchased by Frank Anderson Trapp (1922-2005), Pittsburgh
  • 2004, Gift of Frank Anderson Trapp to the National Gallery of Art, Washington


  • Museum's website, 16 August 2011


  • 2009-2010 Los Angeles/Washington/Chicago
    The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850-1900, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 2009-2010, unnumbered catalogue, fig. 1 of chapter "Sculpture and Privacy"

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