Tiger Surprising an Antelope

Bronze | 34.9 x 55.8 x 22.9cm | model c. 1831, cast after 1855

Antoine-Louis Barye

Barye challenged tradition when he submitted his savage animal sculptures to the Paris Salon in the 1830s. At the time, the human figure was considered the noblest subject for high art, while animals—particularly violent animals—ranked at the bottom....
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