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Antoine-Louis Barye (1795, Paris, France–1875, Paris, France), Panther Seizing a Stag (Panthère saisissant un cerf), modeled 1836, cast date unknown. Bronze, 13 1/2 × 21 × 10 3/4 in. (34.3 × 53.3 × 27.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Purchased by Special Subscription, 10.108. (Photo: Christine Gant)

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Antoine-Louis Barye: Wild Kingdom

Antoine-Louis Barye: Wild Kingdom celebrates the career of Antoine-Louis Barye (1795–1875), one of the foremost nineteenth-century animaliers (animal sculptors). Dubbed the “Michelangelo of the Menagerie” by a contemporaneous art critic, Barye devoted his career to animal subjects, from sweet groupings of woodland creatures to violent encounters between predator and prey to mortal combats between the fantastic creatures of ancient myths.


Content: Approximately 60 objects

Size: Approximately 2,000 sq. ft. (186 sq. m.), subject to layout

Publication: No 

Curator: Lisa Small, Senior Curator, European Art, Brooklyn Museum