Two Bears Wrestling

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.

Title
Two Bears Wrestling
Artist
Date
by 1833
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
8 586 345 12 in. (21.917.214.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Olin Dows

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – bear
Object Number
1983.90.205
Palette
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