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Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875)
French
CHEVAL TURC NO. 2 (ANTÉRIEUR DROIT LEVÉ, TERRASSE CARRÉE) (TURKISH HORSE NO. 2)
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
626
Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875)
French
CHEVAL TURC NO. 2 (ANTÉRIEUR DROIT LEVÉ, TERRASSE CARRÉE) (TURKISH HORSE NO. 2)
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1875)
French
CHEVAL TURC NO. 2 (ANTÉRIEUR DROIT LEVÉ, TERRASSE CARRÉE) (TURKISH HORSE NO. 2)
signed BARYE 
bronze, dark greenish-brown patina
height of bronze 11 in.; 27.94 cm., on green marble base
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Catalogue Note

'Michel-Ange de la Ménagerie' was the tribute given to Barye by the celebrated French art critic Théophile Gautier. Considered the inventor and undisputed master of animalier sculpture, Barye created an exceptional oeuvre parallel to that of his friend, the painter Eugène Delacroix. Barye used animal subjects to represent the extremes of power and emotion which were central to the Romantic movement, thereby challenging the accepted hierarchy of subject-matter in the French artistic establishment. The Cheval turc is generally regarded as the model which most powerfully epitomizes his unique sculptural vision. 

RELATED LITERATURE
M. Poletti and A. Richarme, Barye, Catalogue raisonné des sculptures, Paris, 2000, no. A 128; 
W.R. Johnston and S. Kelly, Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye, Munich, London and New York, 2006, no. 57, pp. 158-159

 

19th Century European Art

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