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Original French Bronze Sculpture of a Striding Wolf, by Antoine- Louis Barye

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A fine original, French, early 20th century bronze statue of a walking wolf "Loup qui Marche" signed by Antoine-Louis Barye, Henry Bonnard foundry Co NY . The same model is in the collection of the National Gallery Of Art, Washington D.C and the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum A similar cast "Loup pris au piège" is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum . The sculpture offered here is a lifelike, energetic and rugged depiction of a wolf strutting boldly. The artist depicts a ferocious-looking wolf who bares its teeth and strides in a natural setting with antelope at its feet. Nicely detailed original bronze cast in a very dark brown patina with some lighter undertones With the rise of a newly affluent middle class in Paris during the 19th and early 20th century, many artists hungry to fill the need for folks anxious to show status through artwork, created smaller, more portable and decorative sculpture . Signed in two places on the base: BARYE, Henry Bonnard, Bronze Foundry Co, NY The Bonnard foundry opened a location in Mt Vernon @ 1906 which closed in 1926. Antoine-Louis Barye was considered one of the most famous sculptors of the nineteenth century. His sculpture, specializing in animals are highly regarded and sought after. They are technically competent and based directly from nature as he spent much of his time observing and working at the Jardin de Plantes in Paris. Many museums, private collections, and institutions house his works of art, including the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of art. Several books have been written referencing animal sculpture and well over a dozen Barye books were written solely about the artist as the foremost and most renown sculptor of this French "animalier" movement. Barye studied at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts Paris, and eventually became celebrated for his winning works in the Paris Salon. In 1855 and again in 1867 late in his life, he was awarded the Grand Medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris for his works. This statue of a wolf can be placed in a study, office, country home, chalet, hunting lodge, Adirondack style, Modern home. Bibliography : The Barye Bronzes - A catalogue Raisonne by Stuart Pivar A32, pg 118 Sladmore gallery has a crouching rabbit by Barye cast by the Bonnard foundry

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.25 in. (23.5 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Style
    Beaux Arts (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1910
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. original patina, possible minor and unnoticeable surface scuffs, imperfections consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York City, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU901326266962

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