Description This boar may have been inspired by a Hellenistic marble of the same subject in the Uffizi Museum, Florence. A well-known copy of the marble was made by Pietro Tacca (1577-1640) for the fountain of the Mercato Nuovo, Florence. Although Barye usually had his sculptures edited, or cast, in multiples, this statuette appears to be unique. It has been treated as a pair and mounted on a similar, marble base with Walters 27.33.
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- 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 [Transcription] Cold stamped in individual block letters on edge of base near left foreleg: BARYE.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters
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