Description When a plaster model of this sculpture was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1834, the critic Maurice-Alexandre Decamps commented "Barye's animal combats are little dramas, full of emotion and palpitating with life." This unique bronze cast was commissioned by the duke of Orléans in 1842 and was made using a model dated 1836.
- Exposition Barye. École des beaux-arts, Paris, Paris; École des beaux-arts, Paris, Paris. 1875-1889.
- 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 Duchesse d'Orleans, November 22, 1842, by commission; Alexandre Dumas père, by gift; Alexandre Dumas fils; Dumas Sale, Galerie Georges Petit, March 2-3, 1896, no. 129; P. Mathey; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 10, 1903, by purchase [George A. Lucas as agent]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] Cast through from model on base in raised letters: A L BARYE 1836 CERF ATTAQUE PAR UN LYNX FPO; [Translation] Cast through from model on base in raised letters: A L. Barye 1836 Stag attacked by a lynx FPO.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903
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