Description The firm of Besse et Cie included this subject among 23 small sculptures by Barye offered for sale in 1844. In the catalogue, they are described as "appropriate to serve as paperweights, desk ornaments, and shelf ornaments."
- 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, creating letters with raised edge: BARYE 1838; [Stamp] Cold stamped: BARYE 41.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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