Description Barye's hunt groups for the duke of Orléans's centerpiece were intended to be unique casts. However, later in his career, the sculptor revisited these subjects and issued variants using the sand-casting process. This example, in which mastiffs attack a bear, is related to the duke of Orléans' "Bear Hunt." This particular sculpture is a foundry model that was used for casting the segments of the final work. Clearly visible in the surface of this model are the seams of the interlocking units and the pins and sockets used in assembling it.
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- 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, prior to 1889 [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, before 1889
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