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Roger and Angelica Mounted on the Hippogriff
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Roger and Angelica Mounted on the Hippogriff


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This subject is taken from Orlando Furioso, an epic poem set in the 9th century written by Ludovico Ariosto in 1516. Roger, a knight at the court of King Charlemagne, has rescued the princess of Cathay, who had been chained to a rock on the Isle of Tears and was about to be devoured by a sea monster. The knight carries her across the seas on his hippogriff, a creature part horse and part eagle. They are supported above the waves by an immense dolphin. Emerging from the sea froth is a large octopus. While in flight, Roger falls passionately in love with the princess, but when they land, she escapes from him using a magical ring while he struggles to undo his armor.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/01/1953Treatmentcleaned; other
9/30/1974Treatmentcleaned
2/18/1992Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; coated
4/28/1995Loan Considerationexamined for loan
8/21/1995Treatmentloss compensation
4/04/1996Treatmentother
12/11/2001Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
  • Flight, Fantasy, Faith, Fact. Dayton Art Institute, Dayton. 1953-1954.
  • Parallels and Precedents: Baltimore's George A. Lucas Collection. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1995.
  • 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 Hector Brame (?); William T. Walters, Baltimore, April 24, 1884, by purchase [commissioned by George A. Lucas for William T. Walters; maybe called: no. 6, "Angélique et Roger montés sur l'Hippogriffe"]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Cast through from model: BARYE
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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Period
modeled: ca. 1840; first cast: 1846
Medium
bronze, cast in several sections, connected with rivets and bolts with brown patina over golden bronze
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.173
Measurements
20 3/8 x 23 1/8 in. (51.75 x 58.74 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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