Sculptor - Antoine Louis Barye
Title - Doe Reclining
Sand Cast Bronze
3 1/2" height by 6" length
(9 cm by 15.2 cm)
Barye created many sculptures of Deer over his lifetime. These were early models from the 1830s and 1840s done at the beginning of his career and showed Stags, Does, and Fawns in various poses and groups.
The model of the Doe Reclining dates from 1840. This Doe was also used in the group Family of Deer which includes a Stag, a Doe, and a Fawn. The Doe Reclining is the pendant or pair to the Fawn Sleeping, they face each other with matching simple bronze bases.
Barye captures the peaceful nature of a female Deer as she rests. This popular model was cast for some years, yet it is not easy to find a cast of it for sale. Our bronze is finished in a rich red brown patina.