Antoine Louis Barye was considered the finest sculptor of animals in his lifetime. He was praised by Kings and commoners alike. His works have endured time and transcend all visual boundaries. It is difficult to walk the streets of Paris, France, and Baltimore, Maryland today without passing the bronzes of this great master. During the latter part of his life he was appointed director of drawings at the Louvre by a grateful government.
Some of the sculptures in this exhibit have been sold. They have been used here by permission of their present owners.