ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE (Paris 1796-1875)
A seated leopard
graphite, brush and black ink
312 x 4 in. (8.4 x 10.2 cm)
The artist’s studio (L. 220).
Collection Hazarel, 1920 (according to inscription on the back of the frame).
Claude Roger-Marx (1888-1977), Paris.
with Durand, Genève.
with Faerber and Maison, London.
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In addition to making anatomical studies A regular visitor to the menagerie at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, Barye depicted the animals he observed in their daily life there in color or black and white, with or without background.Three similar studies of a leopard are at the Musée du Louvre (inv. RF4222, RF 29959) and the Petit Palais (inv. PPD 1053; see I. Leroy-Jay Lemaistre in La Griffe et la dent. Antoine-Louis Barye, sculpteur animalier, exhib. cat., Paris, Musée du Louvre, 1997, nos. 102-104, ill.).
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