Description The artist has instilled a sense of vitality in the lioness, suggesting that he may have drawn this sketch while she was still alive. In addition to showing half her head, he also included views of the undersides of her paw as well as an image of an owl.
|1/01/2002||Treatment||examined for exhibition; cleaned; other|
- Barye: Contrasting Viewpoints. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1975.
- The Wild Kingdom of Antoine-Louis Barye, 1795-1875. Wildenstein & Company, New York. 1994.
- 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 Mme Vildieu-Barye; Fabius Frères, Paris; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Transcription] "tête de lionne" (and) "pattes de lionne;" [Translation] head of lion (and) paws of lion.
Credit Museum purchase, 1949
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