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Description Three Asian elephants graze on a desolate plain at sunset; the warm tones of the sky are repeated in the landscape. Barye's close friend at Barbizon, the landscape painter Théodore Rousseau (1812-67), is thought to have owned this watercolor.
Date Description Narrative
1/01/2002Treatmentexamined for exhibition; re-housed; mounted; other
  • The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
  • The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma. 2005-2006.
  • 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 Théodore Rousseau, 1867, by purchase [from the artist (?)]; Vente Rousseau, April 27-May 2, 1868; William T. Walters, Baltimore, prior to 1889, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] In reddish-brown watercolor on lower right edge: BARYE; [Number]: In graphite in center, on verso: 3, 12.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1889

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ca. 1867
watercolor on slightly textured, moderately thick, beige wove paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 9 5/8 x W: 12 7/8 in. (24.4 x 32.7 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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