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BARYE, Antoine-Louis

Paris 1795 - Paris 1875

Général Bonaparte

General Bonaparte

possibly c. 1838

bronze

bust

Dimensions (HxWxD): 7 18 (4 18 without base) x 3 x 1 34 in.

signed on the underside of the bust: BARYE

Acc. No.: 1978.519

Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Maria A. S. de Reinis, 1978

Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, May 13, 2011

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Provenance

  • 1978, Gift of Dr. Maria A.S. de Reinis

Bibliography

  • 1889 DeKay
    Charles DeKay, Barye, New York, 1889, p. 149
  • 1974 Pivar
    Stuart Pivar, The Barye Bronzes: A Catalogue Raisonné, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1974, p. 32
  • 1975 Rockefeller Dodge sale
    Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge collection sale catalogue, New York, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Bronzes by or attributed to Antoine-Louis Barye, October 29, 1975, lot 147, ill. (this bust, without base, sold for $400)
  • 1978 Christie sale
    Sale catalogue, Christie, Manson & Woods, Inc., New York, November 18, 1978, lot 299, ill. (this bust, with base, lot not sold, said to have been exhibited Shepherd Gallery, New York, 1978, no. 11)

Related works

  • Is probably a cast of a preparatory sketch or model for the equestrian General Bonaparte.
    The bronze founder's model appeared in the Jacques Zoubaloff collection sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 16-17 June 1927, no. 217.