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The Hand of Antoine-Louis Barye
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The Hand of Antoine-Louis Barye

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Description George A. Lucas, William Walters' art agent in Paris, delivered a plaster cast of Antoine Louis Barye's hand to the artist and Barye collector Léon Bonnat in April 1897. The following November, Lucas urged Bonnat to paint the image of the cast onto this partially cleaned palette, which had once belonged to Barye.
Date Description Narrative
1/12/1966Treatmentexamined for technical study
11/04/1994Examinationexamined for loan
1/30/2007Examinationexamined for condition
  • A Baltimorean in Paris: George A. Lucas, 1860-1909. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
  • 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. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions "Ln Bonnat," signed lower left; "1897," dated lower right" Main et Palette de Barye," title upper left
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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oil on wood
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
14 x 10 3/4 x 5/8 in. (35.56 x 27.31 x 1.59 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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