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Lion at Rest

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Barye posed this majestic reclining lion against a background consisting of rocks and a gnarled oak tree, features familiar to him in the Forest of Fontainebleau.
Date Description Narrative
6/07/1989Treatmentexamined for exhibition; other
1/01/2002Treatmentexamined for exhibition; examined for loan; cleaned
  • The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
  • The Wild Kingdom of Antoine-Louis Barye, 1795-1875. Wildenstein & Company, New York. 1994.
  • 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 William T. Walters, Baltimore, prior to 1889 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] In red watercolor at lower right corner, on recto: BARYE; [Mark] In graphite in center, on verso: o.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1889

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ca. 1850s-1860s
watercolor on moderately textured, moderately thick, cream wove paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
H: 9 1/2 x W: 11 3/4 in. (24.1 x 29.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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