Description Although the pythons in the Jardin des Plantes were fed only small rodents, Barye was intrigued with literary accounts of these snakes swallowing much larger mammals.
|4/20/1979||Examination||examined for exhibition|
|1/01/2002||Treatment||examined for exhibition; cleaned; re-housed; mounted; other|
- The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
- A Supple Brush: The Flowering of Continental Watercolors. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
- Botanical Delights: Floral Motifs in 19th-Century Art. Government House, Annapolis; Strathmore Hall Art Center, North Bethesda; Academy Art Museum, Easton. 1998-1999.
- A Discerning Eye: Nineteenth-century Drawings and Watercolors. Academy Art Museum, Easton. 1998-1999.
- The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma. 2005-2006.
- 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 Purchased by William T. Walters (through George A. Lucas as agent), Baltimore, May 7, 1883 ; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.  The Diary of George A. Lucas, p. 563.
Inscriptions [Number] In graphite at lower left corner, on verso: 18.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1889
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