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BARYE, Antoine-Louis

Paris 1795 - Paris 1875

Chien basset

Basset Hound

1830s

bronze

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): 6 × 9 14 × 3 58 in.

signed on rear of base: BARYE
Mellon label attached to bottom

Acc. No.: 99.116

Credit Line: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

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

© Artist:


Provenance

  • 1999, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, accessed July 27, 2018

Comment

  • Museum's website, August 3, 2018:
    This basset hound’s relaxed pose conveys its domesticated nature. Barye himself had a pet dog, an Algerian greyhound called Tom, which he spent considerable time observing to understand more completely the actions and expressions of dogs.