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Design for the Relief of Napoleon III
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Design for the Relief of Napoleon III

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Description Barye was commissioned to design a relief showing a Napoleon III on horseback dressed as a Roman emperor. The relief was installed above the Carrousel entrance to the Louvre in 1868. Two years later, after the fall of the emperor, the relief was removed; it is now preserved in the Musée nationale du château in Compiègne, outside Paris. On this sheet, Barye has traced the outlines of his design.
Date Description Narrative
1/01/2002Treatmentexamined for exhibition; cleaned; repaired; loss compensation; other
  • 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 Mme Vildieu-Barye; Fabius Frères, Paris; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1949

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ca. 1866
graphite on tracing paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 8 3/4 x W: 8 5/8 in. (22.2 x 21.9 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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