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Walking Tiger

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This striding cat was described as follows in the catalogue of Besse et Cie in 1844: Here is the development of muscular force, and the absence of passion; it is the animal in all the beauty of its form, in its appealing nobility; it is a tiger, it is a lion, it is a fact of nature. Relatively few casts of this subject was issued during Barye's lifetime, but it became extremely popular after his death and was issued in large quantities by the Barbedienne firm until World War II.
Date Description Narrative
Examinationexamined for condition; other
  • The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890.
  • 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. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Cast through from model: BARYE.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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modeled ca. 1841; first issued 1844
bronze with bright green over warm red-brown patina
Accession Number
8 1/2 x 4 in. (21.6 x 10.2 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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