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Stork Standing on a Turtle
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Stork Standing on a Turtle

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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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first offered 1845
green bronze with red and brown patina
Accession Number
3 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (7.6 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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