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Sketches of a Lion
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Sketches of a Lion

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Description Barye drew these sketches in preparation for modeling "Lion and Serpent," his famous statue, which originally stood in front of the Tuileries Palace. In addition to showing the lion with its forepaw raised, as in "Lion and Serpent, No. 3," (Walters 27.87) he also included studies of the lion's claws and paw.
Date Description Narrative
1/01/2002Treatmentexamined for exhibition
  • The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, 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 Mme Vildieu-Barye; Fabius Frères, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Stamp] Collection/ VILDIEU-BARYE.
Credit Museum purchase, 1949

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ca. 1832
graphite on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
4 15/16 x 6 5/16 in. (12.5 x 16 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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