BARYE, Antoine-Louis

Paris 1795 - Paris 1875


Adjutant Stork

wax on a wood block base


Dimensions (HxWxD): 5 38 x 1 78 x 2 12 in.

on metal plaque at front of wood block: BARYE

Acc. No.: 61.1198

Credit Line: Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

© Artist:


  • Given by the artist [problem with dates] to Cyrus Edwin Dallin (1861-1944), Boston and Arlington, MA
  • By 1961, Boston, Castano Galleries
  • 1961, December 13, sold by Castano to the MFA, Samuel Putnam Avery Fund


  • Museum's website, 22 February 2012 and 20 March 2012
  • 1981 Pivar
    Stuart Pivar, The Barye Bronzes, Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club, 1981, p. 158, 160
  • 1984 Benge
    Glenn F. Benge, Antoine-Louis Barye - Sculptor of Romantic Realism, University Park and London, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1984, p. 86 (fig 69-70)


  • Museum's file, Department Art of Europe, 1961:
    A gift by the sculptor to Cyrus Dallin, this small but delightful wax statuette has never been cast. In addition it has the rare quality of spontaneous observation, unimpeded by the academic romanticism of most of Barye's popular but commercial and repetitious bronzes.