Signed "BARYE", inscribed verso F. Barbedienne", cold stamped underside "727" & "26; conceived 1870, cast circa 1880 Item # 003GLQ05P. Conceived in 1870, the model of a. Was cast originally in Barye's Atelier as No. 199 and offered for sale for 20 francs until his death in 1875, at which point the rights to reproduce the model were acquired by Barbedienne.
It was offered in their 1877 catalogue for 30 francs through the end of the century, at which point Leblanc-Barbedienne continued to cast the model through the 1920s. The present model is a relatively early cast circa 1880. A richly detailed model that retains almost all surface texture from the mold with minimal need for chiseled finishing, the bronze finished in a complex artisan patination with reddish brown hues under black and dark brown with hints of green.Artist Listings & Further Reading. The Barye Bronzes: A Catalogue Raisonne, Stuart Pivar, 1974, p. A180 [courtesy the Walters Art Gallery, over a turned plinth; noted as B199 in Barye's last catalogue with dimensions of 10 cm x 4 cm]. Barye: Catalogue Raisonné des Sculptures, Poletti & Richarme, 2000, p.
Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, acc. Recorded dimensions [Poletti & Richarme] 9.2 cm H x 1.6 cm D x 5.2 cm W. Measurements: 6 3/4" W x 3 1/2" H x 1 3/8 D. Condition Report: Upper edge of right wing with trace patina wear, outside of left wing with some rubbing wear, both wing ends with very finely executed patina touchups.
A fine silky surface patina throughout. My name is Andrew Silla and my wife and I own and operate Silla, ltd in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. You can read more about our gallery by clicking here. Finding these pieces is a hunt, a journey and we pursue each piece in the collection for a reason. Thank you for taking the time to look through our pieces and we look forward to working with you!
_gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item "Hibou Owl Antique French Bronze Sculpture by Antoine-Louis Barye & Barbedienne" is in sale since Friday, March 27, 2020.This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "sillafineantiques" and is located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, China, Japan, Brazil, Australia.