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ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE (FRANCE, 1795–1875)

The son of a goldsmith, Parisian born Antoine-Louis Barye was a sculptor of animal subjects and acclaimed, not only for his apparent skill but as the founder of what became known as the French Animaliers School. Among his patrons were representatives of the state government and royalty including the Duke of Orleans and the Dukes of Luynes, Montpensier and Nemours. Well compensated financially, he was able to buy the best of materials and hire the country's most skilled foundry craftsmen. The foundry he hired was owned by Ferdinand Barbedienne and casts from this period were stamped with the letters, FB. However, he did not make a lot of money from his work because he was such a perfectionist that often he would not sell his work because he thought it was not 'quite right'. In 1848, he declared bankruptcy and his molds and plaster casts were sold along with the copyrights. Barye's specialty was aroused, angry seeming wild games such as lions and tigers and elephants, but he also did equestrian groups and mythology figures. In order to do realistic depictions of animal anatomy, he spent much time at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. His early training was as an apprentice to a metal engraver, but being drafted in the army in 1812 ended that education. In 1832, he had established his studio, and unique at that time was his method of cold stamping his bronze casts so that each one had a special number. He had his first entry, The Milo of Croton, in the Paris Salon in 1819, winning a second prize. In 1831, a work regarded as a masterpiece, Tiger Devouring a Gavial, was in the Salon and purchased for the Luxembourg Gardens, which is now in the Louvre. However, many of his subsequent Salon submissions were rejected and so angered him that between 1836 and 1851, he refused to submit entries. In 1851, he again exhibited at the Salon with Jaguar Devouring A Hare, and this work, like the 1831 entry, was placed in the Luxembourg Gardens and eventually in the Louvre. In spite of problems with the Salon, Barye received many accolades for his work, and the period of 1837–48 was considered the most productive time of his career. However, in 1848, when he lost control of his work and it was reproduced by others including Martin and Barbedienne, the sculptures, according to some art professionals, are not as skillfully executed. In 1848, after his bankruptcy, Barye became director of Casts and Models in the Louvre, until 1850, when he was replaced by Emmanuel Fremiet. It was a very difficult time for him. However, within a few years, he began receiving accolades for the quality and uniqueness of his work, and people began appreciating the powerful images of his sculpture, especially the wildlife in their natural surroundings. In 1854, he was appointed Master of Zoological Drawing in the Musee d'Histoire Naturelle and held this position until his death in 1875.

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Antique French Bronze Sculpture of Panther after Barye & Barbedienne
By Antoine-Louis Barye, F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Shippensburg, PA
An exceedingly fine sand casting by the foundry of Ferdinand Barbedienne, this piece retains it's silky original mottled brown, golden bronze and green patina (the images do not prop...
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Late 19th Century French Romantic Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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"Ocelot carrying off a Heron", Bronze by Antoine Louis Barye '1795-1875'
By Antoine-Louis Barye, F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Marseille, FR
Bronze sculpture with brown patina nuanced with green representing an ocelot carrying a heron on a naturalistic terrace. The tiger cat holds imprisoned in its claws the heron which s...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Large Original 19th Century Bronze Elk by Antoine-Louis Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in New York City, NY
A beautiful original antique bronze sculpture of a standing stag " Cerf debout" by Antoine Louis Barye with fine details in a warm, chocolate brown patina. This is a lifelike, energe...
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Late 19th Century French Rustic Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Antoine-Louis Barye Petit Fou De Rome Bronze
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine-Louis Barye (French, Paris 1795–1875 Paris) Roman Jester (Petit fou de Rome) modeled probably circa 1874, executed after 1875 Measure: Height 6.25 inches Condition: V...
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1870s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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French Bronze Sculpture "Tiger Devouring a Gavial" after Antoine-Louis Barye
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"Lion au Serpent No. 3” French Bronze Sculpture by Barye & Delafontaine
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Antoine Louis Barye Bronze Eagle
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Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875)Aigle - Ails Étendues, Bec Ouvert (An Eagle with Wings Extended and Open Beak) A powerfully detailed sculpture of an eagle in heavy bronze e...
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1880s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Late 19th Century Animalier Bronze 'Leopard and Panther' Plaques by Antoine L Ba
By Antoine-Louis Barye
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A pair of majestic late 19th century animalier bronze plaques one decorated with a striding panther the other of a striding leopard. The bronze plaques with excellent hand chased sur...
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1870s French Victorian Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Antoine Louis Barye Reclining Doe Daine Couchee
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine Louis Barye Reclining Doe bronze with green and brown patina cast by F. Barbedienne circa 1880. Signed “BARYE” and :F. BARBEDIENNE”. Underside with brace marked “B” and numbe...
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1880s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Barye Rare Bronze Sculpture, "Marabou and Snake Marabout Au Serpent"
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Antoine-Louis Barye (1796-1875.) Bronze maribou stork and snake with rich brown patina, signed “Barye” on the embankment. Antique edition cast marked F. Barbedienne Fondeur (caster....
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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“Panther of India, no. 1” French Bronze Sculpture after Barye, F. Barbedienne
By Antoine-Louis Barye, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Shippensburg, PA
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19th Century French Romantic Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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“Hibou Owl” French Bronze Sculpture by Antoine-Louis Barye & Barbedienne
By Antoine-Louis Barye, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Shippensburg, PA
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19th Century French Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Antoine Louis Barye Bronze “Tiger Seizing A Peacock”
By F. Barbedienne Foundry, Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine Louis Barye (Fr. 1795 - 1875). A French bronze group entitled “Tigre saisissant un paon”' (Tiger seizing a peacock) One of Barye’s animalier violent nature themes of a hun...
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1880s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Antoine Louis Barye “Tiger devouring A Gazelle”
By Antoine-Louis Barye, F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine-Louis Barye (FR. 1795-1875) FRENCH “TIGRE DEVORANT UNE GAZELLE” (TIGER DEVOURING A GAZELLE); (SECOND VERSION) At this point; the only thing you can hear is the gazelle ga...
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1880s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Barye Antoine-Louis Bronze of St. Michael Fighting the Dragon
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Stamford, CT
Barye Antoine-Louis (1795-1875), St. Michael fighting the dragon. Signed This spectacular bronze representing the "Archangel Michael fighting the Dragon" is the work of the famous...
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1850s French Romantic Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Barbedienne “Panthere De Tunis No. 2” Bronze Sculpture after Antoine-Louis Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye, F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Shippensburg, PA
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Late 19th Century French Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Antoine Louis Barye Lion Au Serpent No. 3
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine-Louis Barye (FRENCH, 1795-1875) Lion au serpent No3, esquisse (Lion crushing a snake No3, sketch model) Signed: BARYE Bronze, dark-brown/red patina with touches of verdig...
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1850s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Antoine Louis Barye Ocelot Carrying off a Heron
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875) Ocelot emportant un héron (Ocelot carrying off a heron) bronze sculpture, dark-brown patina, Signed “Barye” and “F. Barbidienne Fondeur Pari...
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1880s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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19th Century Bronze Striding Tiger 'Tigre qui Marche' by Antoine Louis Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
This finely cast and iconic bronze by Antoine Louis Barye (1796-1875) demonstrates exacting proportions and musculature, the base bearing impressed signatures Barye and foundry marks...
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Late 19th Century French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Poppy and Parakeet Candelabra by Antoine-Louis Barye, circa 1850
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Paris, FR
Poppy and parakeet candelabra by Antoine-Louis Barye, circa 1850 Patinated bronze Middle of the 19th century Measures: Height 98 cm, diameter (branches) 38 cm, length (foot) 25 cm...
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Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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French Bronze Sculpture of a Basset Hound after A. Barye & F. Barbedienne
By Antoine-Louis Barye, Ferdinand Barbedienne
Located in Shippensburg, PA
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19th Century French Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Antoine Louis Barye Bronze Panther Seizing A Stag, circa 1860
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Dallas, TX
Antoine-Louis Barye (FRENCH, 1795-1875) Panthère saisissant un cerf (Panther seizing a stag) Signed: “BARYE” Stamped: Susse Fres bronze, dark-green/black patina Measures: He...
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1860s French Beaux Arts Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Panthère Saisissant Un Cerf by Antoine-Louis Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Considered one the most famous sculptors of the nineteenth century Antoine-Louis Barye specialized in depicting animals from monuments to smaller works, like this, destined for fine ...
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19th Century French Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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"Lion au Serpent N°1", Antoine Louis Barye '1796-1875' French School
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Marseille, FR
Bronze sculpture with golden brown patina, representing a lion fighting a snake, signed Barye on the base, at the back of the animal, near the right hind back. The terrace is decorat...
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Early 20th Century French Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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Lion Bronze Sculpture by Antoine-Louis Barye
By Antoine-Louis Barye
Located in Meda, MB
Important bronze sculpture representing Lion walking by Antoine-Louis Barye. Base in fine palmwood, circa 1840 - cast post 1875 Not signed. Not dated. Antoine-Louis Barye was o...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Antoine-Louis Barye Furniture

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