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Tigre saissant un paon by Antoine-Louis Barye
Tigre saissant un paon by Antoine-Louis Barye
Tigre saissant un paon by Antoine-Louis Barye
Tigre saissant un paon by Antoine-Louis Barye
Tigre saissant un paon by Antoine-Louis Barye
Tigre saissant un paon by Antoine-Louis Barye
Tigre saissant un paon by Antoine-Louis Barye
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Tigre saissant un paon by Antoine-Louis Barye

  • This incredible bronze sculpture of a tiger devouring a peacock was created by Antoine-Louis Barye
  • The sculpture captures the apex predator in all its majesty and ferocity
  • Barye earned the reputation of an animalier for his thoughtful renderings of animals
  • Other examples of this sculpture can be found in numerous prestigious museum collections
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Antoine-Louis Barye
1795-1875 | French

Tigre saissant un paon
(Tiger seizing a peacock)

Bronze
Signed “BARYE” 

Modeled by famed French Romantic sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye, this rare and regal bronze sculpture, entitled Tigre saissant un paon ("Tiger seizing a peacock"), displays the remarkable realism for which the artist is best remembered. Barye's interpretation of the hungry tiger as it devours its prey captures the innate power and beauty of the natural world. With. . .
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Antoine-Louis Barye
1795-1875 | French

Tigre saissant un paon
(Tiger seizing a peacock)

Bronze
Signed “BARYE” 

Modeled by famed French Romantic sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye, this rare and regal bronze sculpture, entitled Tigre saissant un paon ("Tiger seizing a peacock"), displays the remarkable realism for which the artist is best remembered. Barye's interpretation of the hungry tiger as it devours its prey captures the innate power and beauty of the natural world. With its intimidating subject crouched and snarling with a clawed paw on his prey's back, Tigre saissant un paon is a poignant reminder of the frightening strength of the apex predator in the wild.

Along with his friend and schoolmate, painter Eugène Delacroix, Barye became a primary figure in the Romantic Movement of the early 19th century. He began his career as a goldsmith, apprenticing under famous artists like Martin-Guillaume Biennais, a goldsmith to Napoleon. Often sketching lions and tigers at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, it is said that the sculptor's motto was "Observe nature. What other professor do you need?" In 1831, Barye exhibited his first animal sculpture at the Salon, earning him the reputation of an animalier: an artist who renders animals. Though his ferocious artistic manner often shocked the classicists of the French Academy, Barye is also noted for the innovative techniques he developed as a bronze craftsman and is viewed as an important art historical link between French Romanticism and Realism.

Other examples of Tigre saissant un paon can be found in prestigious museum collections worldwide, including the de Young Museum in San Francisco and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.

Circa 1880

6 1/4" high x 7 1/2" wide x 18 1/2" deep
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Tigre saissant un paon by Antoine-Louis Barye
Maker: Barye, Antoine-Louise
Period: 1816-1918
Origin: France
Type: Sculpture
Depth: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
Width: 7.5 in. (19.05 cm)
Height: 6.25 in. (15.88 cm)
Tigre saissant un paon by Antoine-Louis Barye
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