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Antoine-Louis Barye
FRENCH
TIGRE DÉVORANT UN GAVIAL (PREMIÈRE RÉDUCTION)
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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132
Antoine-Louis Barye
FRENCH
TIGRE DÉVORANT UN GAVIAL (PREMIÈRE RÉDUCTION)
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Antoine-Louis Barye
1796 - 1875
FRENCH
TIGRE DÉVORANT UN GAVIAL (PREMIÈRE RÉDUCTION)
signed BARYE

bronze, dark brown-black patina


height 7 1/2 in.; width 19 3/4 in.
19 cm; 50.2 cm
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Literature

Michel Poletti and Alain Richarme, Barye:  Catalogue Raisonné des Sculptures, Paris, 2000, p. 206, cat. no. A74 (2)

Catalogue Note

Tigre Dévorant un Gavial launched Barye's career when the original plaster was exhibited at the Salon of 1831. The critic Etienne-Jean Delecluze described the work as 'the strongest and most significant work of the entire Salon', while Théophile Gautier commented, 'what energy, what ferocity, what a thrill of satisfied lust for killing shows in the flattened ears, the savage gleaming eyes, the curved nervous back, the clutching paws, the rocking haunches, and the writhing tail of the tiger, and how the poor scaly monster doubles in agony under those cutting teeth and jaws.'

Examples of this model are in the permanent collections of the Musée du Louvre (inv. no. OA 5754) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (inv. no. 10.108.2). 

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