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Bronze sculpture representing a young girl " The Chicken Breeder " by Alfred Barye .
She is represented standing , holding a hen in her left hand and her apron in which chicks are nestled in the other hand .
Bronze proof with nuanced brown patina .
Signature of the sculptor " BARYE Fils " in hollow , on the naturalist oval terrace .
Old cast iron .
19th century period .
Very good state of preservation and patina .
Alfred Barye (1839-1895)
Louis Alfred Barye, known as " The Son " , or Alf Barye , born in Paris on January 21 , 1839 and died in Paris on May 13 , 1895 .
He is a renowned French sculptor .
Alfred Barye was a student of his father , the sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye .
His work includes animal bronzes as well as orientalist subjects .
He exhibited at the Salon from 1864 to 1882 .