Antoine Louis Barye
Antoine Louis Barye (1796 – 1875) was born in Paris, France on September 24th 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.
Some of Barye’s most famous pieces include a lion crushing a serpent, dogs and crocodiles.
French Bronze Horse Foal Statue Signed Barye

French Bronze Horse Foal Statue Signed Barye

You are viewing a lovely study of a foal suckling from its mother, cast from brown bronze bearing the signature Barye on the base. The artist has captured the scene with amazing skill which you can see from the muscletone, balance and proportions of the creatures.

French Bronze Horse Pony Statue by Barye

French Bronze Horse Pony Statue by Barye

Stunning French bronze casting of a horse and pony by Barye
- Signature is on the base (please see close up photo)
- Patina to the bronze is superb and this stands on a marble base
- This is a later recasting from the original

French Bronze Dog Puppy Scene Signed Barye

French Bronze Dog Puppy Scene Signed Barye

- Gorgeous French bronze study of a dog and two puppies by the famous Barye
- Piece is signed on the base, please see close up photo
- This is a later recast from the original
- Bought from a dealer at Les Puces flea market in Paris


To view the Canonbury Antique range of Barye bronzes please click here


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