Antoine Louis BARYE (1790-1871) Standing bull (second version) - Patinated bronze - F. Barbedienne cast with gold stamp.
Antoine Louis BARYE (1795-1875)
Standing Bull (second version)
Bronze proof with nuanced brown/green patina.
Signed 'BARYE' on the terrace and mention of the founder 'F. Barbedienne' on the edge.
Stamp 'F.B.' struck gold on the terrace. Among the first antique edition casts by F. Barbedienne.
France, late 19th century, circa 1880.
Excellent condition. Very fine proof, remarkable patina.
Dimensions: Height cm x Width 14 cm x Depth 11 cm.
History of the work: (Reference of the catalog raisonné of sculptor A177)
This modified version of the standing bull of 1842 (A176) is published from 1857. The terrace has been reduced but raised and reworked on the surface, the neckline has been tapered and shortened, the horns are now curved and the left anterior more raised. This model having been printed very little during the artist's lifetime (there could exist less than thirty proofs), the reality of the edition is that of Barbedienne, produced from 1877, which was an immediate success. and durable.
(Source : Poletti Alain Richarme - Barye - Catalog raisonné of sculptures, page 322).