Description Émile Diaz (1835-60) was the son of the painter Virgile-Narcisse Diaz de la Peña (1808-76), Barye's friend and colleague in the village of Barbizon. Like his father, Émile trained to become a landscape painter; tragically, he died of tuberculosis at the age of 25. Two medallions were made: one was set in the face of Émile's tomb at the cemetery of Montmartre in Paris; the other, this piece, was presented by the grieving father to his friend and patron, Alfred Sensier.
- 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 Alfred Sensier [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; J. Montaignac, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; French and Company, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1951, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Signature] Inscribed under shoulder: BARYE; [Transcription] Inscribed in ink on reverse: "Offert à Son Ami Sensier comme souvenir de son fils N. Diaz;" [Translation] Inscribed in ink on reverse: Offered to his friend Sensier as a memory of his son N. Diaz.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1951
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