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Walking Wolf

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Description A ferocious-looking, striding wolf walks bares its teeth. This unique cast is fastened to a black marble plinth bearing a plaque inscribed: To his friend Rousseau / His admirer A. L. Barye. Since the 1840s, Barye had been a friend of Théodore Rousseau (1812-67), the landscape specialist who was regarded as the leader of the Barbizon school of painters.
Date Description Narrative
9/16/1963Treatmentcleaned; coated
11/05/1975Examinationexamined for condition
  • The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
  • 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 Gaston Camentron [former employee of Hector Brame]; William T. Walters, July 28, 1888, by purchase [George A. Lucas as agent]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] a l'ami ROUSSEAU / son admirateur A. L. Barye
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1888

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modeled 1840s (?); first cast ca. 1874
bronze with dark brown patina with black and green undertones (surface altered from corrosion)
Accession Number
10 x 15 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (25.4 x 38.7 x 12.1 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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