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Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875) Ours debout No. 2 [Standing Bear No. 2]

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
364
Sold for:
$8,888$7,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

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.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Green oxidation to base, no additional condition issues to report.

Keywords

Antoine-Louis Barye, Stuart Pivar, United Kingdom, Antique Collectors Club, Alain Richarme, Michel Poletti, Barye

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