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Tartar Warrior Checking His Horse
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Tartar Warrior Checking His Horse

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Description An Asian warrior, identified in some early literature as "Tartar" and in other publications as "Chinese," violently reins in his horse. He wears plate and chain-mail armor over fur outerwear. What sources Barye consulted in depicting such an exotic subject have yet to be determined. Very few casts of this sculpture were issued during Barye's lifetime, but even rarer are those with pedestals decorated with "Byzantine"-style interlace designs (Walters 27.124).
  • Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach. 2007-2008.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Cast through from model: BARYE; [Number] Painted inside in white: W17
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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modeled: ca. 1845
bronze with warm brown patina
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20 x 17 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. (50.8 x 44.13 x 27.31 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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