Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875)
Ours debout No. 2 [Standing Bear No. 2]
Signed "Barye" within the cast on the base in front of the bear's left foot.
Bronze with brown patina, height 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm), base approximately 5 1/8 x 3 in. (12.8 x 7.5 cm).
Condition: Minor oxidation to the base, dust and dirt to interstices.
Literature: Stuart Pivar, The Barye Bronzes, A Catalogue Raisonné (Suffolk, England: Antique Collectors Club, 1981), no. A9, p. 38; Michel Poletti and Alain Richarme, Barye: Catalogue Raisonné des Sculptures (Gallimard, 2000), no. A5, p. 125.
Green oxidation to base, no additional condition issues to report.