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Elephant Asleep


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Description An Asian elephant, perhaps the one that arrived at the Jardin des Plantes in 1843, lies asleep in a small clearing in the Forest of Fontainebleau. Hints of red and yellow in the right background suggest that it is evening.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/07/1989Treatmentexamined for exhibition; other
1/01/2002Treatmentexamined for exhibition; cleaned; re-housed; mounted; other
Exhibitions
  • The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
  • Barye Sculpture and Drawings. American Federation of Arts, New York. 1959-1960.
  • French Master Drawings of the Mid Nineteenth Century. Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. 1962.
  • The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma. 2005-2006.
  • 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 Émile Gavet, Paris; Antoine-François Marmontel; Vente Marmontel, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, January 25-26, 1883, lot 12; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1883, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] At bottom right in black watercolor: BARYE; [Number] In graphite in lower left corner, on verso: 3; [Number] Scribbled over in graphite below "3": 6; [Label] On back of mounting board: Emile Gavet, 27 Quai Saint-Michel (and) Collection de M. Marmontel.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1883

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Period
ca. 1850s-1860s
Medium
watercolor with gum heightening on rough, thick, cream wove paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.812
Measurements
H: 10 3/4 x W: 15 1/8 in. (27.3 x 38.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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