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Seated Bear

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Description "Martin," as bears were fondly nicknamed by visitors to the Jardin des Plantes, playfully tugs its foot with its forepaw. At the zoological garden in Paris, the bears were among the most popular attractions.
  • 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 [Signature] Cast through from model (partially obliterated and barely visible): BARYE 1833.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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modeled ca. 1833; first cast 1833-1838
golden bronze with dark brown patina
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5 x 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (12.7 x 18.4 x 13.3 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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