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Antoine Louis Barye

French
1875
Artist Henry-Auguste-Jules Patey (French, 1855–1930)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 69 mm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.168

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Antoine Louis Barye (1795-1875), French sculptor. Stamped on edge “BRONZE”.

Obverse: Bust of Barye looking three-quarters to proper right; inscribed at edge “·A·L·BARYE·SCULPTEUR·MEMBRE·DE·L’INSTITUT·1796-1875·” and at proper right “A·PATEY”.

Reverse: Lion sculpture by Barye (signed on base) and sculptor’s tools depicted in exergue; inscribed on base of lion sculpture “BARYE/1832” and at proper right “A·PATEY”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "·A·L·BARYE·SCULPTEUR·MEMBRE·DE·L'INSTITUT·1796-1875·" and at proper right "A·PATEY".

Reverse: Inscribed on base of lion sculpture "BARYE/1832" and at proper right "A·PATEY".

Markings

Stamped on edge "BRONZE".

Provenance

By 1920, Misses Case; 1920, gift of Misses Case to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 26, 1920)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Case