Antoine Louis Barye, French (1795-1875)
A bronze model Tigre Dévourant une Gazelle, première version
the tiger devouring the gazelle, on an oval naturalistic base, signed BARYE, dark brown patination with brassy high-points, 12cm high x 31cm wide
This model is illustrated on page 207, M. Poletti & A. Richarme Barye, Gallimard, Paris, 2000. Barye produced the first edition in 1838, and in 1857 he modelled a second version on a shaped plinth, which did not show the gazelle's intestines which are visible in the first. The second edition proved to be more popular, and was also cast by Barbedienne after the sculptor's death.