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Lion and Python
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Lion and Python

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In a desolate landscape, a lion dramatically confronts a snake. In a letter to a patron, Barye identified the lion as coming from Senegal. The sculptor, late in life, has returned to a subject that he had first explored in sculpture in 1832-33.
Date Description Narrative
5/30/1978Examinationexamined for condition
1/01/2002Treatmentexamined for exhibition; examined for loan; loss compensation; re-housed; mounted; other
  • The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
  • A Baltimorean in Paris: George A. Lucas, 1860-1909. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
  • The Wild Kingdom of Antoine-Louis Barye, 1795-1875. Wildenstein & Company, New York. 1994.
  • 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.
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Purchased by William T. Walters (through George A. Lucas as agent), Baltimore, December 23, 1863 [1]; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] The Diary of George A. Lucas, p. 167.
Inscriptions [Signature] Painted in brown watercolor on left bottom edge on recto: BARYE; [Number] Written in dark brown ink at center on verso: PJ-491/a.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1863

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ca. 1863
watercolor on heavily textured, thick, cream wove paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 10 3/4 x W: 14 5/8 in. (27.3 x 37.1 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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