Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1796-1875)
    Thésée Combatant le Minotaure, second version, 1845
    Bronze with brown patina
    18 inches (45.7 cm) high
    Inscribed on base: Barye
    Stamped underside: 44

    Private collection, New York;
    By descent to the present owner.

    A. Ballu, Work of Barye, Paris, 1890, p. 91, another example illus.;
    C. Saunier, Louis Barye , London, 1926, pp. 32 & 40-41, another example illus.;
    G. Benge, Antoine-Louis Barye, Sculptor of Romantic Realism, Pennsylvania , 1984, pp. 116-118, another example illus.;
    M. Poletti, A. Richarme, Barye, Paris, 2000, p. 106, F31, 56, another example illus.;
    W. S. Johnston & Kelly, Cat. exp. Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 2006, cat. 44, p. 139, another example illus.;
    E. Horswell, Barye's workshop: A group of unusual sculptures from the artist's workshop --other and related works , cf. Catalogue of Sladmore Gallery, London, 2007, p. 9, another example illus..

    Condition Report*:

    Sculpture full measurements are 18 x 11.75 x 6.25 inches; there appears to be some light rubbing on areas of high relief as well as a few scratches to patina; more notable rubbing at corners of base.

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