BARYE, Antoine-Louis

Paris 1795 - Paris 1875

Emile Diaz (1835-1860)

Portrait Medallion of Émile Diaz (1835-1860)


bronze with traces of green over red-brown patina


Dimensions (HxWxD): diam: 15 316 x depth 2 14 in.

Acc. No.: 27.545

Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. and A. P. Fund, 1951

Photo credit: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

© Artist:


  • Alfred Sensier [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
  • Paris, J. Montaignac [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
  • New York, French and Company [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
  • 1951, Walters Art Museum, by purchase


  • Museum's information, April 2013:
    Émile Diaz (1835-60) was the son of the painter Virgile-Narcisse Diaz de la Peña (1808-76), Barye's friend and colleague in the village of Barbizon. Like his father, Émile trained to become a landscape painter; tragically, he died of tuberculosis at the age of 25. Two medallions were made: one was set in the face of Émile's tomb at the cemetery of Montmartre in Paris; the other, this piece, was presented by the grieving father to his friend and patron, Alfred Sensier.