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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3390B Marlborough
May 31, 2020 12:00 PMCalender

After Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875) Theseus Slaying the Minotaur

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3390B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 31, 2020 12:00PM


After Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795-1875)

Theseus Slaying the Minotaur
Stamped "BARYE" and inscribed "Cire Perdue" on the top of the bronze base.
Bronze with dark brown patina, probably a posthumous cast, height 18 in. (45.7 cm).
Condition: Minor wear to patina, minor dust and dirt to interstices.

Provenance: The Stebbins family collection, Massachusetts, acquired from Leonard Baskin in 1988.

Literature: Stuart Pivar, The Barye Bronzes (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: The Antique Collectors' Club), 1974, cat. F20, p. 68.

N.B. The Catalogue des Oeuvres de A.-L. Barye as reproduced in Pivar, pp. 278-281, lists the Grandeur originale of Thésée Combattand le Minotaure at 46.0 cm, corresponding appropriately to this work. This version was probably cast in the 1920s.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

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Louis Barye, Leonard, Cire Perdue, L., Stebbins, Suffolk, United Kingdom