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BARYE, Antoine-Louis

Paris 1795 - Paris 1875

Thésée combattant le centaure Biénor (première version)

Theseus and the Centaur Bianor (first version)

ca. 1855

plaster with wax coating

group

Dimensions (HxWxD): 13 34 x 14 18 in.

Acc. No.: 2000.2

Credit Line: Purchase with general funds and funds from the bequest of Harry A. Pfiffner, Irene and Howard Stein, and Mrs. Harold B. Friedman

Photo credit: courtesy High Museum of Art, Atlanta

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Provenance

  • 2000, Purchase with general funds and funds from the bequest of Harry A. Pfiffner, Irene and Howard Stein, and Mrs. Harold B. Friedman

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, June 10, 2013
  • 2005 Atlanta
    High Museum of Art: selected works from the collection, Seattle, Marquand Books, 2005, p. 99, repr.
  • 2006 Johnston and Kelly
    William R. Johnston and Simon Kelly, Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye, Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, 2006, p. 164-165 no. 63 (bronze of first version, Theseus and the Centaur Bianor, modeled c. 1846-1848; the second version, A Centaur and a Lapith, plaster exhibited at the Salon of 1850, is distinguished by the sharper angle of the centaur's bent foreleg and the higher, rocky base with its flourishing plants)

Exhibitions

  • 2011 Atlanta
    Toulouse-Lautrec & Friends: The Irene and Howard Stein Collection, Atlanta, High Museum of Art, January 29-May 1, 2011, curated by David Brenneman, p. 127, cat. no. 64