Description The turtle, which was probably intended to serve as a paperweight, has been rendered with extraordinary attention to realistic detail. This may have been an instance in which Barye had a plaster cast made from a living animal.
- The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
- 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. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Cold stamped in block letters: BARYE
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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