Antoine Barye Arab on Horse Morrocan Hunter Statue Deco

Antoine Barye Arab on Horse Morrocan Hunter Statue Deco
Condition: This sculpture is in a very Good condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 16" x Width 11" Marble Dimensions:Diameter 9" Height without base: 15" Weight :15 LBS Inventory : 14Y5677141

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This sculpture features a man in traditional Arabian garb riding a horse through the desert searching for an oasis. He holds his hand up to shield the torturous sun as his eyes loose and find something in a mirage on the horizon. The handmade bronze sculpture was cast using the early method of lost-wax casting and stained with a brown patina finish for conservation. It is mounted upon a black marble base with the European Bronze Finery stamp of quality and the artist Barye's signature.

Antoine-Louis Barye (September 24, 1796 – June 25, 1875) was a French sculptor most famous for his work as an animalier, a sculptor of animals. Born in Paris, Barye began his career as a goldsmith, like many sculptors of the Romantic Period. After studying under sculptor Francois-Joseph Bosio and painter Baron Antoine-Jean Gros he was in 1818 admitted to the école des Beaux Arts. But it was not until 1823, while working for Fauconnier, the goldsmith, that he discovered his true predilection from watching the animals in the Jardin des Plantes, making vigorous studies of them in pencil drawings comparable to those of Delacroix, then modelling them in sculpture on a large or small scale.