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Portrait of Barye with a Wax Model of "Seated Lion"

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Description Walters commissioned this portrait through his fellow Barye enthusiast in Baltimore George Lucas. Barye's having died thirteen years earlier, Bonnat worked from a photograph of the sculptor taken by the respected French photographer Nadar that, along with a wax model of the "Seated Lion," was provided by Lucas.
Date Description Narrative
Examinationexamined for condition
9/15/1968Loan Considerationexamined for loan
4/05/1972Treatmentcleaned; other
4/13/1972Treatmentcoated; cleaned; loss compensation; other
5/24/1994Loan Considerationexamined for loan
  • The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
  • A Baltimorean in Paris: George A. Lucas, 1860-1909. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
  • The Wild Kingdom of Antoine-Louis Barye, 1795-1875. Wildenstein & Company, New York. 1994.
  • The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
  • 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 Commissioned by William T. Walters (through George A. Lucas as agent), Baltimore, January 10, 1885 [1] [2]; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] Diary of George A. Lucas 18 November 1885. [2] The Diary of George A. Lucas, p. 601.
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Credit Commissioned by William T. Walters, 1885

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oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
50 13/16 x 36 5/8 in. (129 x 93 cm); framed: 64 1/4 x 49 7/8 x 4 1/8 in. (163.2 x 126.68 x 10.48 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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