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BARYE, Antoine-Louis

Paris 1795 - Paris 1875

Panthère de l'Inde n° 2

Panther of India, No. 2

1830s

plaster and wax

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): 3 1516 x 8 316 x 2 34 in.

Acc. No.: 27.46

Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1889

Photo credit: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

© Artist:


Provenance

  • 1889, Paris, Madame Perrone Barye
  • 1889, January 10, Baltimore, William T. Walters, by purchase [George A. Lucas as agent]
  • 1894, Baltimore, Henry Walters, by inheritance
  • 1931, Walters Art Museum, by bequest

Comment

  • Museum's information, April 2013:
    A majestic panther is posed reclining. This plaster model is coated with wax in which the artist has incised details of the surface as well as his signature. The Walters' early records mistakenly listed this sculpture as Panther of Tunis. Barye issued two panthers as companion pieces in 1857 and again in 1860. The later casts are larger and were known as Panther of India, No. 1, and Panther of Tunis, No. 1.