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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Antoine Louis Barye, French (Paris, France 1796 - 1875 Paris, France)
Turkish Horse
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Cheval Turc / Turkish Horse, Right Foot Raised / Prancing Horse
Work Type
c. 1830-c. 1840
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Physical Descriptions

Bronze with brown-black patina
Cast, sand
25.6 x 29.4 x 10.5 cm (10 1/16 x 11 9/16 x 4 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: top of base: BARYE
  • collector's mark: inside of base, red letter on white fabric: "H"


Recorded Ownership History
Henry Dexter Sharpe, Providence, RI, Gift to Fogg Art Museum, 1956. (Gift of Mrs. Henry D. Sharpe)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Henry Dexter Sharpe Collection
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Bronzes de Barye en vente dans ses magasins, auct. cat., Rue Saint-Anastase, 10 (Paris, France, n.d.), nos. 52, 53
  • Catalogue des bronzes de Barye, auct. cat., 12, Rue Chaptal (Chaussé d'Antin) (Paris, France, n.d.), nos. 52, 53
  • Catalogue des bronzes de Barye, auct. cat., Rue de Boulogne, no. 6, Chausée d'Antin (Paris, France, 1847 - 1848), nos. 47, 52
  • Catalogue des bronzes de Barye, Statuaire, Exposition Universelle 1855 La Grande Médaille d'Honneur, exh. cat., Quai des Celestins, 10 (Paris, France, 1855), nos. 79, 80
  • Catalogue des bronzes de A.L. Barye, Statuaire, Exposition Universelle de 1865 La Grande Médaille d'Honneur, exh. cat., Quai des Celestins, 4 (Paris, France, 1865), no. 97
  • Catalogue des oeuvres de feu Barye. Bronzes, aquarelles-tableaux, cires terres cuites, marbres, plâtres, auct. cat., Hôtel Drouot (Paris, France, February 7 1876 - February 12 1876), nos. 703, 704
  • Catalogue des bronzes de Barye (modèles), auct. cat., Hôtel Drouot (Paris, France, April 24, 1884), nos. 53, 54
  • Catalogue des bronzes de Barye. Modèles, tableaux et dessins Composant la collection de M. Auguste Sichel, auct. cat., Hôtel Drouot (Paris, France, February 27, 1886), nos. 7, 8
  • Arsène Alexandre, A. L. Barye, Librairie de l'Art (Paris, France, 1889), p. 65, repr.
  • Eugène Guillaume, Catalogue des Oeuvres de Barye, École Nationale des Beaux-Arts (Paris, France, 1889), nos. 38, 39, 40, 104, 125, 1260, 161, 224, 276, 277, 431
  • Catalogue of the Works of Antoine-Louis Barye exhibited at the American Art Galleries . . ., exh. cat., J. J. Little and Co. (New York, NY, 1889), nos. 102, 160, 161, 226, 297, 298, 332
  • Roger Ballu, L'Oeuvre de Barye, Maison Quantin (Paris, France, 1890), no. 84, repr.
  • Catalogue des bronzes de Barye Tableaux modernes par Corot, J. Dupré, Gericault et Troyon. Eaux fortes de Rembrandt. Composant la collection de M. CH. B., auct. cat., Galerie Georges Petit (Paris, France, January 31, 1891), no. 10
  • Oeuvres de A.-L. Barye, auct. cat., Boulevard Poissonier, no. 30 (Paris, France, 1893), p. 5
  • Exhibition of Paintings, Bronzes and Porcelains from the George A. Lucas Collection, exh. cat., Maryland Institute (Baltimore, MD, 1911), nos. 566, 569
  • La Donation Jacques Zoubaloff aux Musées de France, Editions Albert Morancé (Paris, France, 1920 - 1930), p. 17, no. 6726, p. 40, no. 1053
  • Illustrated Handbook of Paintings, Sculpture, and Other Art Objects, Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C, 1939), p. 118, nos. 745, 746
  • Antoine-Louis Barye, 1796-1875, exh. cat., Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute (San Antonio, TX, 1965), nos. 34, 35, repr.
  • The George A. Lucas Collection of the Maryland Institute, exh. cat., Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD, 1965), nos. 368, 369
  • Glenn Franklin Benge, "The Sculpture of Antoine-Louis Barye in American Collections" (Thesis, University of Iowa, 1969), University Microfilms, no. 44, p. 414; text, pp. 342-344; FAM cast is no. 44d
  • Bronzes by Antoine-Louis Barye: the Bernard Black-Hugues Nadeau Collection, auct. cat., Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. (New York, NY, December 3, 1971), no. 46
  • Exhibition of Sculpture, Antoine Louis Barye, 1796-1875, exh. cat., Educational Testing Service (London, England, 1972), repr., no. 34, p. 47
  • Importante collection de bronzes par Antoine-Louis Barye, appartenant à Madame L, auct. cat., Palais Galliera (Paris, France, June 9, 1972), no. 28
  • James Mackay, The Animaliers: the Animal Sculptors of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Ward Lock Ltd. (London, England, 1973), p. 48, facing page repr.
  • Western European Bronzes of the Nineteenth Century: A Survey, exh. cat., Shepherd Gallery (New York, NY, 1973), no. 17, repr.
  • Stuart Pivar, The Barye Bronzes, Antique Collector's Club Ltd. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, 1974), no. A149
  • Jeanne L. Wasserman and Arthur Beale, Sculpture by Antoine-Louis Barye in the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1982), p. 52, no. 20
  • Glenn Franklin Benge, Antoine-Louis Barye: Sculptor of Romantic Realism, Pennsylvania State University Press (University Park, PA and London, England, 1984), p. 92-93, 94, 96, 97, 116

Exhibition History

  • A Bronze Menagerie and Other Works by Antoine-Louis Barye from the Fogg Museum's Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 09/25/1981 - 12/27/1981

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