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Greyhound


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Description A patron named Comte Nicolaï commissioned a marble statue of a greyhound. To fulfill the commission, Barye bought a black greyhound named Tom to serve as a model, and the pet soon became a familiar sight to Barye's neighbors. The location of the marble is no longer known, but in 1889, George A. Lucas discovered a plaster model (now in the Peabody Institute) that had been used by the marble carvers. He subsequently ordered several casts, including this one made by the foundry of Ferdinand Barbedienne.
Exhibitions
  • The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
  • Best in Show: The Dog in Art from the Renaissance to Today. The Bruce Museum, Greenwich; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston. 2006-2007.
  • 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. Walters, Baltimore, 1889-1890, by purchase [George A. Lucas as agent]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Cast through from model (?), sharp and clear: BARYE
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1889-1890

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Period
modeled: 1868; posthumously cast: post-1875
Medium
bronze with warm brown patina
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.475
Measurements
18 x 34 1/2 x 10 in. (45.7 x 87.6 x 25.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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