ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE (1795-1875) Theseus fighting... - Lot 47 - Maison Verneuil

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ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE (1795-1875) Theseus fighting... - Lot 47 - Maison Verneuil
ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE (1795-1875) Theseus fighting the centaur Biénor or The Lapithe and the Centaur or A Centaur and a Lapithe (Title of the plaster model at the Salon) Proof in bronze with green patina Signed A.L. BARYE and F.BARBEDIENNE Founder, on the terrace 56 x 50 x 17 cm Bibliography : - "Antoine-Louis Barye. Catalog raisonné des sculptures" Michel Poletti & Alain Richarme, Éditions Gallimard, Paris 2000, - Pierre Kjellberg, Les Bronzes du XIXe, Éditions de l'Amateur, 1989, p.61-65 "Thèsée combattant le centaure Biénor" was made in plaster in 1849 to be exhibited at the Salon the following year (n°3 171). His work met with the favor of the jury and the public. The subject, taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses (12, 327-354), represents the moment when Theseus is about to deliver a violent blow to the centaur Biénor. This episode takes place during the war between the Centaurs and the Lapithes. Faced with the success of this work, Ferdinand Barbedienne (1810-1892) acquired the model and published four reductions: the first, extremely rare, measures 95 cm, the second 75 cm, the third 55 cm and finally the fourth 41.5 cm. An iconic work of the artist, it was chosen to top the monument erected to his glory on the Île Saint-Louis in Paris. We would like to thank Armand Bazin, author of the research and the description of this work
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