Pair Of Rabbits , Erect Ears Version , Antoine - Louis Barye (1795-1875) - Bronze

19th century
Other style
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, France

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    Pair of rabbits in silvered bronze , erect ears version , oval terraces with profile , by Antoine-Louis Barye .
    The rabbits are represented , the body in a ball , posed on a naturalistic terrace of oval shape .
    Signature of the sculptor " BARYE " , hollow , on the profile of the terrace of the two rabbits .
    Cast iron from an old edition , 19th century period .
    Very good state of preservation and patina .
    Subjects of rabbits born in pairs , never separated over time .

    Antoine - Louis Barye

    Famous for his animal sculptures , Antoine-Louis Barye (1795 - 1875) is a silversmith's son , who is trained in metalwork with a military equipment manufacturer and Jacques - Henri Fauconnier.

    In 1818 , he entered the Ecole des Beaux - Arts in Paris and apprenticed in the studio of sculptor François Joseph Bosio and painter Jean-Antoine Gros.
    After several failures at the Grand Prix de Rome , Barye slammed the door of the Fine Arts in 1825 .
    He then turned to animal sculpture which he would bring back up to date .
    With his friend Delacroix , he goes regularly to the menagerie of the Natural History Museum to study and observe animals .

    It was in 1831 that Barye made himself known to the general public by exhibiting " The Tiger Devouring a Gavial " (Louvre) at the Salon , a work staging a violent fight "of impressive virtuosity".
    Two years later , he triumphed with " The Lion au Serpent " plaster , which was also successfully exhibited in its bronze version at the Salon of 1836 .
    Preferring bronze to marble considered too cold , the artist multiplied statuettes and small groups animals that he melts and chisels himself .

    Barye died at the age of 80 , leaving behind an important production of drawings , watercolors and paintings as well as sculptures , pieces of goldsmith's work .
    His works can be seen at the Louvre and Orsay Museums .


    Style Other style (Animal sculptures bronzes of Other style Style)
    Century 19th century (Animal sculptures bronzes 19th century)
    Country of origin France
    Artist Antoine - Louis Barye
    Length (cm) 8 cm
    Height (cm) 5,5 cm
    Materials Bronze
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, France

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