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Antoine-Louis Barye
FRENCH
THESÉE COMBATTANT LE CENTAURE BIÉNOR (THESEUS COMBATING THE CENTAUR BIANOR)
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Antoine-Louis Barye
FRENCH
THESÉE COMBATTANT LE CENTAURE BIÉNOR (THESEUS COMBATING THE CENTAUR BIANOR)
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Antoine-Louis Barye
1795-1875
FRENCH
THESÉE COMBATTANT LE CENTAURE BIÉNOR (THESEUS COMBATING THE CENTAUR BIANOR)
signed: A L Barye
bronze, dark brown and delicate green patina
34.5 by 38cm., 13 5/8  by 15in.
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Catalogue Note

Barye's Theseus and the Centaur depicts a moment in the battle between the Lapiths of Thessaly and the centaurs of Arcadia in which Theseus saves Hippodamia, daughter of the king of the Lapiths, from a centaur by violently slaying him.

Following a fourteen-year lacuna, Barye exhibited his semi-life-size plaster Theseus and the Centaur at the Paris Salon of 1850 to great acclaim. Théophile Gauthier wrote in response to viewing the work that it "showed that this Romantic who had been banned by the [Salon] jury was the modern sculptor who comes closest to Phidias and Greek sculpture."  

RELATED LITERATURE
M. Poletti and A. Richarme, Barye Catalogue raisonné des sculptures, Paris, 2000, p. 111, no. F 34

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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