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Inscription

incised into model and enhanced through coldwork on top left side of base: BARYE

Provenance

(Bernard Black Gallery, New York), until 1969; Bernard Black and Hugues-W. Nadeau, New York and Europe;[1] (their sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 3 December 1971, no. 50); purchased by (Lock Galleries, New York) for Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia;[2] gift 1980 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1974
Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 25, 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: 30-33, color repro.
2000
Poletti, Michel, and Alain Richarme. Barye: catalogue raisonné des sculptures. Paris, 2000: 68, no. F5..