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Large Antique Barye Bronze Lion.
Large Antique Antoine Louis Barye bronze Lion. Bronzes and Fountains
Sarasota Antique
539 S. Washington Blvd
Sarasota Florida 34236
Antoine Louis Barye Bronze Sarasota Antiques In the heart of downtown Sarasota 539 S. Washington Blvd Sarasota Florida 34236
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Antoine Louis Barye Bronze
Sarasota Antiques
In the heart of downtown Sarasota
539 S. Washington Blvd
Sarasota Florida 34236
Retail Price $15,500.00 $9,850.00
You save $5,650.00!

Product Code: RSW-BRY110

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Large Antique Barye bronze Lion. Circa 1840


Antoine Louis Barye was considered the finest sculptor of animals in his lifetime. Kings and commoners alike praised him. His works have endured time and transcend all visual boundaries. It is difficult to walk the streets of Paris, France, and Baltimore, Maryland today without passing the bronzes of this great master. During the latter part of his life he was appointed director of drawings at the Louvre by a grateful government.


This is a very rare and regal Lion bronze. He is laying down the law and letting you know who’s the boss. This came from a Florida Estate and has a wonderful patina. There is some spotting on the back seen in my photos that I think can be cleaned off. I am not cleaning, as it doesn’t bother me. The bronze sits on a black marble base that works well with the overall majesty of the Lion. Unfortunately there is one corner of this marble chipped. Clearly marked Barye in the back.


The bronze is 25” Wide  10” Deep  13 ½” High and it sits on the marble base 22 ½” Wide 10” Deep 1 7/8” High



Antoine Louis Barye (1796 - 1875) was born in Paris, France on September 24 1796.  He was the first and acclaimed by most as the finest sculptor of the French Animaliers School.  His work is almost exclusively studies of wild animals but he also produced equestrian groups as well as mythological figures.  His animal sculptures are usually of a violent nature especially his works of the big cats. Barye was an accomplished artist as well as sculptor and his models are technically competent and based on his studies of actual wild animals, both living and dead, at the Jardin de Plantes, in Paris where he spent much of his time.


Barye's first Salon exhibit, The Milo of Croton, in 1819 was awarded the second prize, but many of his later entries were turned down.  At the 1831 Salon Barye exhibited his masterpiece, Tiger devouring a Gavial, which was bought for the Luxembourg Gardens and now resides in the Louvre.  The 1832 Salon saw the cast of Lion and Serpent, another masterpiece that was later installed in the Gardens of the Tuileries



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  • Antoine Louis Barye Solid Bronze
  • Hand made
  • Investment quality