Description Mounted by an Indian driver wearing a headdress similar to that of the driver on the duke of Orléans's "Tiger Hunt" (Walters 27.176), this elephant uses his head and enormous forefoot to crush a tiger. Although the hunt groups from the Duc d'Orleans' table centerpiece were intended to be unique, Barye, as in this instance, produced variations of the subjects.
- The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
- 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 William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Cast through from model: BARYE
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters
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