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Amazon in Costume of 1830

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Description In the 19th century, the term "Amazon" was applied to women riders as well as to their long riding habits or costumes. This young woman mounted side-saddle may be Hélène of Mecklenberg-Schwerin (1814-1858), who married the duke of Orléans in 1837.
Date Description Narrative
  • Barye Sculpture and Drawings. American Federation of Arts, New York. 1959-1960.
  • The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
  • Antoine-Louis Barye. Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio. 1965.
  • 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] Cast through from model: BARYE; [Number] Painted inside in white: W 102.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1889

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first issued 1845-1850
bronze with green over black patina
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H: 14 1/2 x W: 14 1/4 x D: 5 1/2 in. (36.8 x 36.2 x 14 cm)
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