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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Antoine Louis Barye, French (Paris, France 1796 - 1875 Paris, France)
Dromedary of Algeria
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Dromedaire d'Algérie / A Dromedary of Egypt
Work Type
c. 1830-c. 1840
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Physical Descriptions

Bronze with reddish brown and green patina
Cast, sand
19.7 x 25.1 x 7.6 cm (7 3/4 x 9 7/8 x 3 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: top of base, proper left of animal: BARYE
  • label: underside of base: red "H" on white fabric


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

  • 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. 101
  • 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), no. 696
  • Charles de Kay, Barye: Life and Works of Antoine Louis Barye, sculptor, Barye Monument Association (New York, NY, 1889), p. 14, no. 12, repr.
  • Eugène Guillaume, Catalogue des Oeuvres de Barye, École Nationale des Beaux-Arts (Paris, France, 1889), nos. 338, 371, 430
  • 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. 75, 244, 301, 302, 388, 442
  • La Donation Jacques Zoubaloff aux Musées de France, Editions Albert Morancé (Paris, France, 1920 - 1930), p. 39, no. 1048
  • Antoine-Louis Barye, 1796-1875, exh. cat., Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute (San Antonio, TX, 1965), no. 24, repr.
  • Glenn Franklin Benge, "The Sculpture of Antoine-Louis Barye in American Collections" (Thesis, University of Iowa, 1969), University Microfilms, [see remarks]
  • Exhibition of Sculpture, Antoine Louis Barye, 1796-1875, exh. cat., Educational Testing Service (London, England, 1972), repr., no. 40
  • Stuart Pivar, The Barye Bronzes, Antique Collector's Club Ltd. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, 1974), no. A93
  • 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. 64, no. 25
  • Maria Rosa Figueiredo, A Escultura Francesa, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon, Portugal, 1992), vol. I, listed p. 148, under no. 37

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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