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.
- 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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