Sculptor - Alfred Barye
Title - Le Faisan
Sand Cast Bronze
Atelier Antoine Louis Barye
5 1/5" height by 6 3/4" length
(13 cm by 17 cm)
Alfred Barye shows his mastery of bronze in this finely detailed sculpture of a strutting Pheasant. With this model Barye shows that his abilities rival that of the great bird sculptors Comolera, Moigniez, and Pautrot.
This handsome bronze is finished in a brown and dark green multi-layered patina which is uniquely that of Antoine and Alfred Barye and was most likely cast in his father's foundry during the final years of Antoine's life. We also have another cast finished in a lighter brown patina.
An example of this model is illustrated in Kjellberg's Bronzes of the 19th Century on pg. 54.