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Lion and Snake
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Lion and Snake


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The lion has lowered its head and is about to devour the writhing snake. This terracotta is a preparatory "sketch" for the plaster model submitted to the Salon in 1833.
Exhibitions
  • Metamorphoses in Nineteenth-Century Sculpture. Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge. 1975.
  • The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
  • 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 André Theuriet (1833-1907) [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Pierre Bertrand, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, August 1955, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1955

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Period
ca. 1832
Medium
terracotta
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.548
Measurements
H: 7 3/16 x W: 8 3/8 x D: 4 3/8 in. (18.2 x 21.3 x 11.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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