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Antoine-Louis Barye
FRENCH
LION QUI MARCHE AND TIGRE QUI MARCHE (WALKING LION AND WALKING TIGER)
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 GBP
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77
Antoine-Louis Barye
FRENCH
LION QUI MARCHE AND TIGRE QUI MARCHE (WALKING LION AND WALKING TIGER)
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th & 20th Century Sculpture

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Antoine-Louis Barye
1796 - 1875
FRENCH
LION QUI MARCHE AND TIGRE QUI MARCHE (WALKING LION AND WALKING TIGER)
both signed: BARYE, the lion inscribed in ink to the underside: 59885 / 130 F.
bronze, green brown patina
lion: 23 by 40cm., 9 by 15 3/4 in.
tiger: 21.5 by 41cm., 8 1/2  by 16 1/4 in. 
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Catalogue Note

Barye's Lion and Tigre qui marche were both modelled circa 1840. The slight incline of the tiger's head to the right and the lion's to the left, as well as their complementary striding poses make the sculptures a fitting pair. The creatures' nascent snarls and rippling musculature call to mind Barye's more violent imaginings, such as Lion Dévorant une Gazelle and Tigre Terrassant une Biche. Here, the beasts are shown in a moment of relative calm, though their bared teeth suggest an imminent strike. 

RELATED LITERATURE
M. Polettiand A. Richarme, Barye. Catalogue raisonné des sculptures, Paris, 2000, pp. 187-188, n°A 61 and pp. 198-199, n°A 70.

19th & 20th Century Sculpture

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