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BARYE, Antoine-Louis

Paris 1795 - Paris 1875

Cavalier arabe tuant un sanglier

Arab Horseman Killing a Boar

first issued ca. 1862

bronze with warm brown patina over a black marble base

equestrian statue(tte)

Dimensions (HxWxD): 15 14 x 16 x 9 34 in.

Acc. No.: 27.179

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

Photo credit: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

© Artist : public domain


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:
    The motif of the rider and fallen horse is derived from Barye's "Lion Hunt" in the duke of Orléans' table centerpiece. The boar, which has replaced the lion in the earlier work, is likewise borrowed from a model for the sculpture "Wounded Boar, No. 1," which was first issued about 1874.