Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1796-1875).
Élan surprised par un Lynx, circa 1876.
Bronze with brown patina
14 inches (35.5 cm) long,
9 inches (22.9 cm) high.
Inscribed on base with Barbedienne foundry mark: Barye / F. Barbedienne Fonduer.
This is one of Barye’s more interactive aggresive nature scenes were a linx has jumped on the neck of a Stag to make a winter feast of him. The chasing is spectacular and the cubist base made stirs in the early salons. This cast was founded by F. Barbidienne, circa 1876.
Literature: Stuart Pivar, The Barye Bronzes, a catalogue raisonné, Suffolk, 1974, p. 182, no. A 99.
Michel Poletti and Alain Richarme, Barye, Catalogue raisonné des sculptures, Paris, 2000, p. 279, no. A 139.
Please consider Avantiques Animalier collection of Mene, Moigniez, Fratin, Delabrierre, and Paillet bronzes.