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.
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