Description Barye usually showed dogs not as domestic pets but as hunters pursuing prey. In this unique sculpture, two greyhounds have pursued a small European deer to the point of their quarry's collapse.
- 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 Barye Estate Sale, Paris, 1876, no. 4543; A. Sichel; William T. Walters, Baltimore, by purchase [George A. Lucas as agent]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Inscribed on the base to right of stag: BARYE; [Transcription] Inscribed on the plinth: DAIM TERRASSÉ PAR 2 LEVRIERS d'ALGERIE PIECE UNIQUE MODELE LUCAS; [Translation] Inscribed on the plinth: Fallow deer attacked by 2 Algerian greyhounds unique piece Lucas model.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters
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