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Inscription

incised into model on side of self-base below the upper bear: BARYE

Provenance

(Bernard Black Gallery, New York), by 1965;[1] sold May 1966 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia;[2] gift 1980 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1965
Barye, Michelangelo of Animals, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, 1965, no. 30.
1974
Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1965
Barye (1796-1875), Michelangelo of Animals. Exh. cat. Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, 1965: no. 30.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 26, repro.
2000
Butler, Ruth, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 18-21, color repro.