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Tiger Asleep

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Description In this dark, stormy scene, the tiger has coiled himself up as though asleep. Barye altered the composition when applying the pigments, and the outlines of the original placement of the tiger have become visible through the paint surface. Sleeping tigers in simiar poses occur in Barye's watercolors in the collection of Georges Wildenstein, New York.
  • 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.
  • The Wild Kingdom of Antoine-Louis Barye, 1795-1875. Wildenstein & Company, New York. 1994.
  • 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 Mme Barye; Vente Barye, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, February 5-6, 1876, no. 67; William T. Walters, Baltimore, January 17, 1885, by purchase [George A. Lucas as agent]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Signed in red at lower right: BARYE; [Seal] Red wax seal on reverse: VENTE BARYE; [Stamp] Panel stamped on back: "Luniot-Ganne, Tableaux de Chêne...."
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1885

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ca. 1850s-1860s
oil on panel
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 12 5/8 x W: 16 1/2 in. (32.1 x 41.9 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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