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Python Swallowing a Roe-Deer


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
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.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/20/1979Examinationexamined for exhibition
1/01/2002Treatmentexamined for exhibition; cleaned; re-housed; mounted; other
Exhibitions
  • 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 [1]; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] 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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Period
ca. 1840s
Medium
watercolor on slightly textured, moderately thick, cream wove paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.835
Measurements
H: 8 1/2 x W: 12 5/8 in. (21.6 x 32.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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