Description The African gazelle lies on the ground, its legs awkwardly splayed, and its neck extended at an unnatural angle. The artist has conveyed the appearance of death with remarkable realism. A plaster model of this sculpture was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1833. The following year, Barye cast this unique bronze version, which was the first of Barye's bronzes acquired by the duke of Orléans.
- 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 Duke of Orleans, Paris; J. Montaignac, Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, March 31, 1902, by purchase [George A. Lucas as agent]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Cast through from model: BARYE 1832; [Transcription] Inscribed on base: FONDU PAR HONORE GONON ET SES DEUX FILS; [Translation] Founded by Honore Gonon and his two sons; [Mark] Cold struck along base: FPO 141 (and) FPO (double struck) (FPO representing a monogram of Ferdinand-Philippe, duc d'Orléans).
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1902
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