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Statuette - Walking tiger
  • Walking tiger
    Barye, Antoine-Louis, born 1796 - died 1875
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Walking tiger

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1841 (modelled)
    1881 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Barye, Antoine-Louis, born 1796 - died 1875 (sculptor)
    Barbedienne, Ferdinand, born 1810 - died 1892 (founder)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    S.EX.30-1882

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Barye’s knowledge of animal anatomy was based on his studies in the Paris zoo. His friend Eugène Delacroix – another animal lover and artist – once sent Barye a message,‘Come quickly! The lion is dead. It is time to get to work!’ The Walking Tiger was among his most popular works. It was cast up until the 1940s.

Physical description

Bronze statuette of a tiger walking.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1841 (modelled)
1881 (cast)

Artist/maker

Barye, Antoine-Louis, born 1796 - died 1875 (sculptor)
Barbedienne, Ferdinand, born 1810 - died 1892 (founder)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

Singed 'BARYE' and 'F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR'.

Dimensions

Height: 21 cm, Length: 39 cm, Weight: 5.38 kg

Object history note

Transferred from BGM RP 82/1070.

Descriptive line

Bronze tiger, by Antoine-Louis Barye (1796-1875) and Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892), French, cast 1881

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

Poletti, Michel and Richarme, Alain. Barye : catalogue raisonné des sculptures. [Paris] : Gallimard, c2000.
Pivar, S. 'The Barye Bronzes'. Antique Collectors' Club. 1974, pp. 131

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Tiger (animal)

Categories

Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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