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Two Arab Horsemen Killing a Lion
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Two Arab Horsemen Killing a Lion

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Description An Arab hunter, mounted on a rearing horse, thrusts his spear down the throat of the lion. His companion, armed with a musket, climbs over the back of his fallen horse. In the course of his career, Barye issued a number of works repeating various elements of the duke of Orléans' "Lion Hunt." He first listed this composition in his 1847 sales catalogue.
Date Description Narrative
  • The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
  • 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 [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Cast through from the model: BARYE; [Number] Painted inside in white: W 33.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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modeled ca. 1838; first issued 1847-1848
bronze with a golden brown patina with some possible gilding on a base of warm brown patina
Accession Number
14 3/4 x 15 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (37.5 x 40 x 24.1 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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