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.
|12/31/1969||Examination||examined for condition|
|9/15/1968||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
|4/13/1972||Treatment||coated; cleaned; loss compensation; other|
|5/24/1994||Loan Consideration||examined 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  ; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.  Diary of George A. Lucas 18 November 1885.  The Diary of George A. Lucas, p. 601.
Credit Commissioned by William T. Walters, 1885
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