Description Seized by a tiger, the stag emits a final gasp. This sculpture replicates Barye's carving in stone that the government purchased in 1836 for the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, France. In addition to bearing Barye's signature, the Walters' version is signed "Soyer." Louis Claude Ferdinand Soyer (1785-1854) was a sculptor, founder, and metal chaser, or finisher. Rather than casting this particular piece in bronze, Soyer employed an electrotype process in which a copper alloy is deposited onto the surface of a mold using a galvanic, or electric, current.
- A Baltimorean in Paris: George A. Lucas, 1860-1909. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
- 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 20, 1886, by purchase [George A. Lucas as agent at Sichel, Paris]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature and Date] Cast through from model: BARYE 1830; [Signature] SOYER.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1886
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