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BARYE, Antoine-Louis

Paris 1795 - Paris 1875

Amazone, costume de 1830

Amazon in Costume of 1830

first issued 1845-1850

bronze with green over black patina

equestrian statue(tte)

Dimensions (HxWxD): 14 12 x 14 14 x 5 12 in.

Acc. No.: 27.145

Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1889

Photo credit: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

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Provenance

  • prior to 1889, Baltimore, William T. Walters [mode of acquisition unknown]
  • 1894, Baltimore, Henry Walters, by inheritance
  • 1931, Walters Art Museum, by bequest

Comment

  • Museum's information, April 2013:
    In the 19th century, the term "Amazon" was applied to women riders as well as to their long riding habits or costumes. This young woman mounted side-saddle may be Hélène of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1814-1858), who married the duke of Orléans in 1837.