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Sketches of Head of Lioness
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Sketches of Head of Lioness


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The inscription identifies the subject as the lioness that died in October 1828. Barye shows her from one side and from above, carefully recording the muscular structure of the head. Henri Gauthier, comte de Rigny, donated a lion and lioness to the Jardin des Plantes in 1828.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/01/2002Treatmentexamined for exhibition; cleaned; other
Exhibitions
  • 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.
Inscriptions [Transcription] "Lionne de l'amiral Rigny."
Credit Museum purchase, 1949

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Period
1828
Medium
graphite on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.2218
Measurements
2 1/4 x 6 in. (5.7 x 15.2 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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