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19th & 20th Century Sculpture, including works from Cecil Howard’s Studio

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Antoine-Louis Barye
1795-1875
FRENCH
WOLF ATTACKING A BOAR
with an old label to the underside inscribed: 694
wax on plaster and wood, on a wood base
wax: 13.5 by 17cm., 5¼ by 6¾in.
overall: 16 by 17.5cm., 6¼ by 6 7/8 in.
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Provenance

Barye Studio, Paris;
Marquis de Biron, Paris;
thence by descent to his nephew, Comte de Loriol, Lausanne;
with the Heim Gallery, London, 1982

Exhibited

Heim Gallery, London, Seven Centuries of European Sculpture, 1982, no. 48

Catalogue Note

The present wax, with its winding and dynamic composition, never seems to have been executed in bronze. Since wolves and boars mostly appear in Barye's later models, it is possible that the sculptor simply did not have the time to execute this version in bronze. 

19th & 20th Century Sculpture, including works from Cecil Howard’s Studio

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London