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Title

Lion walking

circa 1840
cast post 1875

Artists

Unknown

Australia

after Antoine-Louis Barye

France

24 Sep 1795 - 25 Jun 1875

Alternate image of Lion walking by Unknown, after Antoine-Louis Barye
Alternate image of Lion walking by Unknown, after Antoine-Louis Barye
Alternate image of Lion walking by Unknown, after Antoine-Louis Barye
  • Details

    Dates
    circa 1840
    cast post 1875
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    bronze
    Dimensions
    23.0 x 40.5 x 10.3 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1944
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    7424
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

    94

    Artist information
    after Antoine-Louis Barye

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • About

    Antoine-Louis Barye was one of the greatest Romantic French sculptors, most famous for his work as an 'animalier', a sculptor of animals. Although an accomplished monumental sculptor, he also created a considerable body of small-scale works and often made multiple casts of his small bronze designs. Barye gave life so vividly to his tiny bronzes, which were filled with direct and vibrant naturalism, that his contemporary, the painter Eugène Delacroix once said of him: 'I wish I could put a twist in a tiger’s tail like that man’. Auguste Rodin, 44 years younger, claimed Barye as his teacher and artistic father. The present sculpture representing a walking lion (on a rectangular base), his head slightly turned towards the left, laid on a naturalist base, is often paired with 'Tiger walking' (acc no 7425), whose head is turned toward the right.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 7 publications

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