Description The Greek mythological hero Hercules performs the third of the twelve labors assigned to him by Eurystheus, the king of Mycenae: to capture a fierce boar that had been terrorizing Arcadia in ancient Greece and to bring it back to Mycenae. The finely executed details of this miniature sculpture recall Barye's early training as a goldsmith.
- 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, May 21, 1889 [George A. Lucas as agent] or Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 29, 1904, [art critic William M. Laffan conveyed to Walters on behalf of George A. Lucas] [which of the two casts is this example has yet to be determined]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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