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Statuette - A Doe and a Faun lying down

A Doe and a Faun lying down

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1890 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barbedienne, Ferdinand, born 1810 - died 1892 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Antoine Louis Barye (1795-1875) exhibited his first animal sculpture in the Paris Salon of 1831 when he was dubbed an 'Animalier', a maker of animals. Initially applied with derogatory overtones, this term became widely used for sculptors - of whom Barye was first and foremost - who specialised in this genre. He was referred to as the 'Michelangelo of the Menagerie' by the contemporaneous art critic Théophile Gautier.

Physical description

Bronze group, a doe and a faun lying down.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1890 (made)


Barbedienne, Ferdinand, born 1810 - died 1892 (maker)

Materials and Techniques



Length: 13.5 cm, Width: 7 cm, Height: 6.5 cm, Weight: 0.4 kg

Descriptive line

Statuette, bronze, Doe and faun lying down. F. Barbedienné. A.L. Barye. 1890

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1890. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1891. pp. 12
Poletti, M and Richarme, A. Barye. Catalogue raisonné des sculptures. Paris. 2000. cat. no. A143

Production Note

By F. Barbédienne after a model by A.L Barye.



Subjects depicted

Doe; Faun


Sculpture Collection

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