Description One possible source for this amusing but improbable subject was an illustration of an ancient oil lamp published in 1804 by the engraver Lorenzo Roccheggiani (active 1800-17). Another possible source is an engraving of a bird on a turtle identified as after an Oriental bronze by Maria de Wilde (1682-1729).
- 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. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] Cold stamped on base: BARYE.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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