Signed Barye Male Lion With Cubs Bronze Figurine Sculpture Statue Animal Art

SKU: YRD-337
3 in stock

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 11" X Width 16"
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 14"
Height without base:10"
Weight:24 LBS

Original or Reproduction: Reproduction

Antoine-Louis Barye, a renowned French sculptor, is celebrated for his exceptional contributions to the art world, particularly for his mastery as an "animalier," a sculptor specializing in animal subjects. Born in Paris on September 24, 1796, Barye's artistic journey began with a career in goldsmithing, a common path for many sculptors during the Romantic Period. His formal artistic education included studying under sculptor Francois-Joseph Bosio and painter Baron Antoine-Jean Gros. In 1818, he gained admission to the prestigious école des Beaux Arts, marking a significant step in his artistic development. However, it wasn't until 1823, while working for the goldsmith Fauconnier, that Barye discovered his true passion—sculpting animals. He found inspiration in observing the animals at the Jardin des Plantes and meticulously captured their vitality in his pencil drawings, often drawing comparisons to the works of renowned artist Eugene Delacroix. These detailed studies served as the foundation for his sculpture work, where he expertly brought animals to life in both large and small-scale pieces. Barye's dedication to animal sculpture not only showcased his remarkable talent but also contributed to his enduring legacy in the art world. His sculptures continue to be celebrated for their lifelike representations and artistic excellence. Antoine-Louis Barye's significant impact on the world of sculpture and his ability to capture the spirit of animals in his work have solidified his place as a celebrated artist in history.