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Turtle


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
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.
Exhibitions
  • 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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Period
before 1845
Medium
bronze with brown patina on turtle shell and green-orange patina on underside
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.56
Measurements
H: 1 1/4 x W: 4 1/8 x D: 2 3/4 in. (3.2 x 10.5 x 7 cm)
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Not On View

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