ANTOINE LOUIS BARYE (FRENCH, 1795-1875): A RARE BRONZE MODEL OF A TIGER, ‘TIGRE MARCHANT’
the walking beast with mouth open, raised on a stepped rectangular plinth, signed ‘BARYE’ with mid brown / greenish patination,
27cm wide x 14cm high
Related Literature: M. Poletti & A. Richarme, Barye Catalogue Raisonne, Univers de Bronze, Paris, 2000, A70, p.199.
This model was also cast by Barbedienne, the famous Parisian bronze foundry. They purchased many of Barye’s original moulds from the 1876 atelier sale after the sculptor’s death and produced their own editions which they stamped ‘Barbedienne’. They cast this model in this size and the larger size until 1925.