possibly c. 1838
Dimensions (HxWxD): 7 1⁄8 (4 1⁄8 without base) x 3 x 1 3⁄4 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
- 1978, Gift of Dr. Maria A.S. de Reinis
- 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)
- 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.