Panther Seizing a Stag

Antoine Louis Baryecast 1889

Reading Public Museum

Reading Public Museum
Reading, United States

Antoine-Louis Barye, a French sculptor born in Paris, is renowned for his work as an animalier, or 'sculptor of animals.' He possessed a unique talent for rendering dynamic tension and exact anatomical detail in bronze. He also had an innate ability to capture the behaviors and muscular structure of animals. In this dramatic work, the stag has fallen victim to the panther, who brings down the larger creature with his strong jaws and massive paw.

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  • Title: Panther Seizing a Stag
  • Creator: Antoine Louis Barye
  • Date Created: cast 1889
  • Physical Dimensions: 14.5"h x 21"w x 10.5"d
  • Type: sculpture
  • Medium: bronze
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase
  • Creator Death Date: 1875
  • Creator Birth Date: 1796