Tiger Walking

Antoine-Louis Barye1850s

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

The animal sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye regularly visited the Forest of Fontainebleau from the late 1840s and rented a house at Barbizon starting in 1867. In his watercolors, he created imaginary scenes by inserting wild animals he had seen in the zoo into the Fontainebleau landscape. Here, a tiger appears against the barren rocks and sands of the Gorges d'Apremont.

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  • Title: Tiger Walking
  • Creator: Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795 - 1875)
  • Date Created: 1850s
  • Subject Keywords: animal
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1795 - 1875)
  • Provenance: William T. Walters, Baltimore, before 1889 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: watercolors
  • Medium: watercolor with gum heightening on moderately textured, moderately thick, beige wove paper
  • Inscriptions: "BARYE" in dark brown watercolor at left lower edge; "20" in graphite at lower left corner, verso
  • Exhibitions: The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890., Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach. 2007-2008., The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma. 2005-2006., The Road to Impressionism: Landscapes from Corot to Manet. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005., From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
  • Dimensions: H: 10 11/16 x W: 14 15/16 in. (27.2 x 37.9 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1889
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.824


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