Seated Lion

French
19th century
model by 1847; cast post 1875
Antoine Louis Barye (French, 1795–1875), Cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne (French, 1810–1892)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

26.5 x 15.7 x 30.8 cm (10 7/16 x 6 3/16 x 12 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1990.620

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Cast bronze figure of a seated lion with head facing forward, roughly modeled. Produced as a sketch for Seated Lion, 1847, now at the entrance to the Louvre. Black over green patination. modeled by 1847; cast by F. Barbedienne Fondeur after 1875-before 1918.

Inscription

Inscribed on self-base: BARYE; F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR. On inset gold plate in raised letters: FB. Stamped on underside: _43 (first character letter illegible).

Credit Line

Bequest of Francene S. Burnett