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ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE (FRANCE, 1795–1875)

The son of a goldsmith, Parisian born Antoine-Louis Barye was a sculptor of animal subjects and acclaimed, not only for his apparent skill but as the founder of what became known as the French Animaliers School. Among his patrons were representatives of the state government and royalty, including the Duke of Orleans and the Dukes of Luynes, Montpensier and Nemours.

Well compensated financially, Barye was able to buy the best of materials and hire the country's most skilled foundry craftsmen. The foundry he hired was owned by Ferdinand Barbedienne and casts from this period were stamped with the letters, FB. However, he did not make a lot of money from his work because he was such a perfectionist that often he would not sell his work because he thought it was not "quite right." In 1848, he declared bankruptcy and his molds and plaster casts were sold along with the copyrights.

Barye's specialty was aroused, angry-seeming wild game such as lions and tigers and elephants, but he also did equestrian groups and mythology figures. In order to do realistic depictions of animal anatomy, he spent much time at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. His early training was as an apprentice to a metal engraver, but being drafted in the army in 1812 ended that education. In 1832, he had established his studio, and unique at that time was his method of cold stamping his bronze casts so that each one had a special number. He had his first entry, The Milo of Croton, in the Paris Salon in 1819, winning a second prize. In 1831, a work regarded as a masterpiece, Tiger Devouring a Gavial, was in the Salon and purchased for the Luxembourg Gardens, which is now in the Louvre. However, many of his subsequent Salon submissions were rejected and so angered him that between 1836 and 1851, he refused to submit entries. In 1851, he again exhibited at the Salon with Jaguar Devouring A Hare, and this work, like the 1831 entry, was placed in the Luxembourg Gardens and eventually in the Louvre.

In spite of problems with the Salon, Barye received many accolades for his work, and the period of 1837–48 was considered the most productive time of his career. However, in 1848, when he lost control of his work and it was reproduced by others including Martin and Barbedienne, the sculptures, according to some art professionals, are not as skillfully executed. In 1848, after his bankruptcy, Barye became director of Casts and Models in the Louvre, until 1850, when he was replaced by Emmanuel Fremiet. It was a very difficult time for him. However, within a few years, he began receiving accolades for the quality and uniqueness of his work, and people began appreciating the powerful images of his sculpture, especially the wildlife in their natural surroundings. In 1854, he was appointed Master of Zoological Drawing in the Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle and held this position until his death in 1875.

(Biography provided by Gallery of the Masters)
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"Panther Attacking a Stag" by Antoine-Louis Barye
By Suisse Frères, Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
"Panther Attacking a Stag" (Panther attaquant un cerf) by Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1796-1875) Barye was a sculptor of animal subjects, especially wild game such as lions, tige...
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19th Century French Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Antoine Louis Barye Taureau debout, seconde version
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875) Taureau debout, seconde version (Standing bull, second version) Rich milk chocolate patina and excellent detail. Signed “Barye” and marked ...
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1880s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

French Antique Bronze Sculpture "Eagle" after Antoine-Louis Barye, Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A powerful display of Barye's left-facing edition of "Eagle", it is a reduction developed first from Barye's studies for the French government in 1834. They were initially planning t...
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20th Century French Romantic Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Fine Patinated Bronze Sculpture of a Manchu Tartar by Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in New York, NY
Antoine-Louis Barye French, (1796-1875) Manchu tartar Patinated bronze; Signed BARYE on base Measure: 21 x 8 1/2 inches.
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19th Century French Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

French Sculpture "Parakeet on Tree" after Model by Antoine-Louis Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Barye's model of Perruche posée sur un arbre, la tête tournée vers la droite was cast as a pendant to the same model with its head turned to the left; these were originally executed ...
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20th Century French Romantic Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Copper, Zinc

Animalier Bronze Group Entitled 'Theseus & The Centaur' by Antoine L Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in London, GB
Magnificent bronze group entitled ‘Theseus and the Centaur’ by Antoine L Barye. The bronze with rich black, brown and orange patination and excellent surface detail. Raised on a natu...
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1870s French Victorian Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

French Bronze Sculpture "Cheval Turc no. 2" after Antoine-Louis Barye
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A very fine posthumous edition of Barye's Cheval Turc no. 2, it is one of the most powerful Romantic models and the pair to this model (same horse but with the other leg lifted) was ...
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19th Century French Romantic Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture "Panther of Tunisia" after Antoine-Louis Barye, Barbedienne
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An exceedingly fine posthumous cast of Barye's Panther of Tunisia no. 2 executed by the foundry of Ferdinand Barbedienne, this piece retains it's silky original overall nearly transl...
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19th Century French Romantic Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Circa 1880s "Tiger Attacking a Stag" Bronze Sculpture after Antoine-Louis Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Shippensburg, PA
This superb bronze model is a reduction of the monumental stone carving by Barye in 1835 purchased by the French government the following year and and placed in the permanent collect...
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19th Century French Romantic Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture of "Panther Attacking Civet Cat" by Antoine-Louis Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A rare and exquisite cast that has not been on the market since it was acquired by a private collector in 1935, this exquisite model of Panthère suprenant un zibeth (Panther attackin...
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19th Century French Romantic Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Bronze Sculpture"Eagle Over a Heron" after Antoine-Louis Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A fine post-humous casting of Barye's Eagle Holding a Heron, the original model seems to have debuted around 1836 but is first documented in Barye's catalogue around 1857 as No. 106 ...
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19th Century French Romantic Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Antoine Louis Barye Bronze Pheasant
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875) Faisan, tête tournée à gauche (Pheasant, head turned to left) Inscribed BARYE and F.BARBEDIENNE, the underside stamped no 64 and 43 with 55 in...
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1880s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Animalier Bronze Study Entitled 'Lion Assis No 3' by Antoine L Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in London, GB
Magnificent 19th century French bronze figure of a majestic seated lion with beautiful autumnal, green, black, brown and orange patination and excellent hand finished surface detail ...
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1850s French Victorian Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Sculpture of "A Rearing Bull" by animalier Antoine-Louis Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in New York, NY
Antoine-Louis Barye was acclaimed as the finest sculptor of the French Animaliers School. As a 19th century sculptor he was an advocate for both naturalism and romanticism. This rear...
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19th Century Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Bronze sculptureof "Horse Surprised by a Lion" by Antoine-Louis Barye ca. 1833
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in New York, NY
This dynamic bronze done in a green patina is perfect size to grace a table or pedestal. Antoine-Louis Barye was acclaimed as the finest sculptor of the French Animalier School. As ...
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19th Century Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

'Elephant du Senegal' by Antoine-Louis Barye Bronze Sculpture, circa 1880
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A late 19th century bronze sculpture by Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875) of a charging African Elephant. Rich brown patination and hand chased detail. Signed Barye and inscribed F Bar...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Bronze Model of an Egyptian Dromedary Camel by Antoine-Louis Barye circa 1860's
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in SANTA FE, NM
A Bronze Model of a Saddled Egyptian Dromedary Camel Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875) circa 1860's 10 1/8 x 10 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches Though Barye sculpted several different type...
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1860s Romantic Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Large Original 19th Century Bronze Elk by Antoine-Louis Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in New York City, NY
A beautiful original antique bronze sculpture of a standing stag " Cerf debout" by Antoine Louis Barye with fine details in a warm, chocolate brown patina. This is a lifelike, energe...
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Late 19th Century French Rustic Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Antoine-Louis Barye Petit Fou De Rome Bronze
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine-Louis Barye (French, Paris 1795–1875 Paris) Roman Jester (Petit fou de Rome) modeled probably circa 1874, executed after 1875 Measure: Height 6.25 inches Condition: Very go...
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1870s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Antoine Louis Barye Bronze Eagle
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875)Aigle - Ails Étendues, Bec Ouvert (An Eagle with Wings Extended and Open Beak) A powerfully detailed sculpture of an eagle in heavy bronze exe...
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1880s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Late 19th Century Animalier Bronze 'Leopard and Panther' Plaques by Antoine L Ba
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in London, GB
A pair of majestic late 19th century animalier bronze plaques one decorated with a striding panther the other of a striding leopard. The bronze plaques with excellent hand chased sur...
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1870s French Victorian Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Antoine Louis Barye Reclining Doe Daine Couchee
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine Louis Barye Reclining Doe bronze with green and brown patina cast by F. Barbedienne circa 1880. Signed “BARYE” and :F. BARBEDIENNE”. Underside with brace marked “B” and numbe...
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1880s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Barye Rare Bronze Sculpture, "Marabou and Snake Marabout Au Serpent"
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Antoine-Louis Barye (1796-1875.) Bronze maribou stork and snake with rich brown patina, signed “Barye” on the embankment. Antique edition cast marked F. Barbedienne Fondeur (caster....
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

“Panther of India, no. 1” French Bronze Sculpture after Barye, F. Barbedienne
By Antoine-Louis Barye, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Cast by the firm of Ferdinand Barbedienne, this model is generally identified in the earliest catalogues as “Panther of India No. 1“ and was originally listed in Barye’s catalogue of...
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19th Century French Romantic Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

“Hibou Owl” French Bronze Sculpture by Antoine-Louis Barye & Barbedienne
By Antoine-Louis Barye, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Conceived in 1870, the model of a Hibou Owl was cast originally in Barye's Atelier as "No. 199" and offered for sale for 20 francs until his death in 1875, at which point the rights ...
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19th Century French Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Antoine Louis Barye “Tiger devouring A Gazelle”
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine-Louis Barye (FR. 1795-1875) FRENCH “TIGRE DEVORANT UNE GAZELLE” (TIGER DEVOURING A GAZELLE); (SECOND VERSION) At this point; the only thing you can hear is the gazelle gaspi...
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1880s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Barye Antoine-Louis Bronze of St. Michael Fighting the Dragon
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Stamford, CT
Barye Antoine-Louis (1795-1875), St. Michael fighting the dragon. Signed This spectacular bronze representing the "Archangel Michael fighting the Dragon" is the work of the famous...
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1850s French Romantic Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Antoine Louis Barye Ocelot Carrying off a Heron
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875) Ocelot emportant un héron (Ocelot carrying off a heron) bronze sculpture, dark-brown patina, Signed “Barye” and “F. Barbidienne Fondeur Paris”...
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1880s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

19th Century Bronze Striding Tiger 'Tigre qui Marche' by Antoine Louis Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
This finely cast and iconic bronze by Antoine Louis Barye (1796-1875) demonstrates exacting proportions and musculature, the base bearing impressed signatures Barye and foundry marks...
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Late 19th Century French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

French Animalier bronze of a Standing Basset Hound by Antoine-Louis Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Bath, GB
Standing Basset bronze with black patination by French animalier sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875). This was first modelled in the 1830's and listed in the sculptor's first ca...
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Early 20th Century Naturalistic Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Antoine Louis Barye Bronze Panther Seizing A Stag, circa 1860
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine-Louis Barye (FRENCH, 1795-1875) Panthère saisissant un cerf (Panther seizing a stag) Signed: “BARYE” Stamped: Susse Fres bronze, dark-green/black patina Measures: Height ...
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1860s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Manchu Tartar
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in New York, NY
ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE French, (1796-1875) Manchu Tartar Patinated Bronze; Signed BARYE on base 21 x 8 1/2 inches
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Mid-19th Century Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Panthère Saisissant Un Cerf by Antoine-Louis Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Considered one the most famous sculptors of the nineteenth century Antoine-Louis Barye specialized in depicting animals from monuments to smaller works, like this, destined for fine ...
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19th Century French Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Bronze

Etude de Tigre
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Roma, IT
Fine print with sheet in perfect conditions, on vélin blanc fort, belonging to the Bertauts Edition. Perfect and vivid impression. Full margins. Ref. Delteil 2.
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1830s Realist Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Lithograph

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