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Eagle and Snake
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Eagle and Snake

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Description This plaque was intended to be mounted on a piece of furniture or set in the base of a clock. The reliefs of the ferocious eagles attacking their prey are, in their intense drama, closely associated with early 19th-century Romanticism. This particular example was cast by the foundry Eck et Durand for the firm of silversmiths Fannière Frères.
  • The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
  • Exposition Barye. École des beaux-arts, Paris, Paris; École des beaux-arts, Paris, Paris. 1875-1889.
  • 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, prior to November 1889 [He may have purchased this relief from Fannière Frères, who lent a cast of this subject, no. 387, to the Paris "Exposition Barye"]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Stamped before casting in the model beneath the rocks on left side: BARYE; [Mark] Incised: FF (for Fannière Frères).
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1889

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modeled ca. 1824-1826
bronze with dark brown patina
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H: 4 3/16 x W: 6 3/16 x D: 11/16 in. (10.6 x 15.7 x 1.7 cm)
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