Lion Crushing a Serpent

Antoine-Louis Barye created a life-size plaster cast of Lion écrasant un Serpent for the 1833 Paris Salon. The government commissioned a replica to place in the garden of the Tuileries, which caused a member of the Academy to comment: Are the Gardens … to become a Menagerie?” This piece was one of Barye’s most popular animal sculptures, and he offered reproductions in two different sizes [see 1983.90.202].

Title
Lion Crushing a Serpent
Artist
Date
ca. 1830s
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
783 34 in. (17.820.39.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Olin Dows

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – lion
Object Number
1983.90.203
Palette
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