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"Surtout de table": Lion Hunt

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Description In this North African scene, two Arab hunters pursue a lion and lioness, which, in turn, have been gnawing a fallen water buffalo. The horsemen's billowing garments add to the sense of drama. Scholars have suggested that the shallow, frieze-like quality of this sculpture was inspired by a Roman sculptural relief such as those found on the sides of a sarcophagus.
Date Description Narrative
12/13/1962Treatmentcleaned; coated
9/06/1991Treatmentcleaned; examined for loan
1/22/2002Loan Considerationexamined for loan
5/09/2002Treatmentcleaned; coated; repaired; loss compensation
9/20/2004Examinationexamined for condition
1/22/2007Technical ReportX-ray fluorescence
  • Un âge d'or des arts décoratifs: 1814-1848. Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris. 1991.
  • Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
  • A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte. 2002-2004.
  • 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.
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Duc d'Orléans, 1834, by commission; duchesse d'Orleans Sale, Paris, January 18-20, 1853, no. 3 or 4; Count Anatole Demidoff Sale, Paris, April 21, 1870, no. 167; Montessier; G. Mallais Sale, Paris, 1882, no. 147; Georges Sortais; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 17, 1898, by purchase [George A. Lucas as agent]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Cast through from model: BARYE / 1837; [Transcription] Inscribed on base: BRONZE D'UN SEUL JET SANS CISELURE/ coule a l'hotel d'Angevilliers par Honore Gonon et ses deux fils; [Translation] Inscribed on base: Only bronze cast without carving/ cast at the Hotel D'Angevilliers by Honoré Gonon and his two sons.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1898

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bronze with brown patina over a metallic flake or powdered surface, with extensive traces of gilding, particularly on the stirrup of the lead horse
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H: 18 x W: 26 1/2 x D: 12 in. (45.7 x 67.3 x 30.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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