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Two Bears Wrestling

by 1833 Antoine-Louis Barye Born: Paris, France 1796 Died: Paris, France 1875 cast bronze 8 5/8 x 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (21.9 x 17.2 x 14.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Olin Dows 1983.90.205 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16B


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Antoine-Louis Barye entered this sculpture in the 1833 Paris Salon, describing it as “Two bears wrestling, one North American, the other from the Indies.” He modeled many sculptures of bears in the zoo at the Jardin des Plantes, and often named them according to the cage labels, which identified their country of origin.

Keywords

Animal - bear

sculpture

metal - bronze

About Antoine-Louis Barye

Born: Paris, France 1796 Died: Paris, France 1875

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