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12418_1994_0065__A.L.Barye

BARYE, Antoine-Louis

Paris 1795 - Paris 1875

Guerrier caucasien

Caucasian Warrior

bronze with dark green patina

equestrian statue(tte)

Dimensions (HxWxD): 7 58 x 2 34 x 6 34 in.

signed: BARYE

Acc. No.: 1994.65

Credit Line: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of Michael and Mary A. Erlanger

Photo credit: ph. courtesy Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia

© Artist:


Provenance

  • 1994, Gift of Michael and Mary A. Erlanger

Bibliography

  • Museum's website (accessed August 29, 2017)
  • 1996 Luciano
    Eleonora Luciano, Animals in Bronze. The Michaels and Mary Erlanger Collection of Animalier Bronzes, [Athens], Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 1996, n° 6, p. 20-21
  • 2000 Poletti et Richarme
    Michel Poletti, Alain Richarme, Barye. Catalogue raisonné des sculptures, Gallimard, 2000, p. 78, n° F 11 (exemplaire du Georgia Museum of Art non cité)

Comment

  • 1996 Luciano, p. 20:
    This is one of seven small equestrian statuettes that Barye created. It is listed as a new model in his catalogue of 1865 and given as the companion piece to an equestrian statuette of a Master of the Hounds in Louis XV Costume (Corcoran Gallery of Art). The contrast between an Eastern and Western rendition of the same subject is typical of Barye's pairings, which always seem to show two variations on the same subject. These symmetrical pairings must have had obvious decorative advantages for Barye's patrons who could display a visually balanced pair on their mantelpieces. Barye's other equestrian statuettes include an Equestrienne, a portrait of his patron the Duc d'Orléans, and a portrait of Napoléon (all in the Corcoran).