DetailsCougar Attack by Antoine Barye 30" H x 30" L Sculpting is a timeless artistic form that has produced some of humanity’s most priceless and enduring works of art. Throughout the ages different sculpting genres and formats have derived from its original form and have produced many artists who specialize in a sculpting niche. One such artistic niche that saw its rise in popularity in the 19th century is “animalier” bronzes, or small-scale sculptures of animals. Animalier bronzes were produced, often mass-produced, throughout Europe and the United States, but were especially popular in France. “Animaliers” are artists who were known for their skills in the realistic portrayal of animals. The most successful animalier of all time was Antoine-Louis Barye. Antoine-Louis Barye (1796 - 1875) was born in Paris. He began his career as a goldsmith, like many sculptors of the Romantic Period. Barye learned the importance of perfection, form and decoration in art from his father, a jeweler, and his younger days as a jewelry apprentice. As a journeyman, he mastered the techniques of melting and testing of metals. In 1812, he was drafted into the military. After the war Barye went on to study under the Classical sculptor Francois-Joseph Bosio until 1818, when he was admitted to the L’École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He soon was recognized for his talents and won second prize in 1819. But it wasn’t until 1823, while working for Fauconnier, the goldsmith, that Barye discovered his true preference from watching the animals in the Jardin des Plantes. Barye closely studied their movements, personality, and idiosyncrasies and made vigorous studies of them in sketch drawings. Barye then modeled the sketches in sculpture on both a large and small scale. Barye strode to capture in bronze sculpture both an inner vitality as well as outer appearance, to give life and death to the subject. Barye’s animals also varied from the ferocious and tame to the unusual. In 1831, Barye exhibited his Tiger devouring a Crocodile, and in 1832 he opened his own studio and truly found his own unique style with Lion and Snake. Barye worked with one of the best founders of the century, Honoré Gonon, with whom he produced many castings in cire perdue, the sculptural process of metal casting for both hollow and solid casting. After Gonon died in 1838, Barye became a licensed bronzier. This is considered to be Barye’s most remarkable era, as he excelled in every step of the bronze statue process: molding, casting, chasing and patinating. Almost all of Barye’s works from 1840 to 1850 were entirely done by his own hand, a unique accomplishment of 19th century bronze sculpture. Some of these works included Roger and Angelica on the Hippogriff (1840), Theseus and the Minotaur (1847) and Lapitha and Centaur (1848). Barye was the classic case of the artist's struggle for recognition and fame, both of which came late to his life. In 1848, Barye became director of a plaster casting establishment in the Louvre. In 1854 Barye was appointed Professor of Drawings at the Museum of Natural History for his artistic proficiency with anatomy. One of his pupils was the preeminent French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Antoine-Louis Barye is revered as the greatest animal sculptor of all time and father of the Animalier School. Wholesalesculptures.com offers affordable bronze sculptures of Antoine-Louis Barye for anyone who appreciates his animalier sculpting style. Visit www.worldofbronze.com today for Barye’s sculptures, including his Lion with Snake. This NEW bronze statue is hand finished and cast in the traditional Lost Wax Casting Process. This is a multi step process that insures a quality bronze sculpture that may be passed down from generation to generation. Each Sculpture is mounted on a beautiful marble base and includes an engraved brass plaque with sculpture name and artist. Most bronzes have the artist signatures on bronze. Each piece of art holds intricate details and realistic qualities, each a unique quality of art that blends the process of Lost Wax Casting Process as well as hands on detailing. We offer FREE SHIPPING with each of our items with in the USA. Each of our items is heavy in weight so we pack each shipment securely so it will arrive in perfect condition. After your order is received and payment is made we start the process of the final detail on each sculpture, meaning the finishing hands on details and assembling the marble base on the bottom. Our items in stock are shipped out within 7 days of your payment by Fed Ex. We inspect each piece for workmanship and quality and hand pack each order so please be patient in delivery as we insure your order is of high quality and meets our standards. We do ship with delivery confirmation so we can track it’s delivery to insure it reaches you! Lowest price guaranteed. We guarantee the lowest price on the market. If you find a comparable bronze at a lower verified price we will do our best to beat it by $10.00 or more. Any questions please call 866-870-5271. Returns: We know you will love you new bronze masterpiece but if you are not happy for any reason we will except returns within 14 days of delivery to you. Buyer is responsible for original delivery charges and any return shipping charges. Any return must be sent with delivery confirmation. We want to make sure you are happy with your purchase so please call us at 866-870-5271 with any questions! Refunds: All refunds are a partial refund of the original cost of the statue minus shipping and will be made directly to your account if you chose to return the bronze. After item is received we will issue the partial refund for the original cost of the statue minus shipping.
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We know you will love you new bronze masterpiece but if you are not happy for any reason we will except returns within 14 days of delivery to you. In 40 years it is rare that anything is returned and most are for exchange or larger piece. Buyers usual call and order more bronzes and tell friends and family to purchase our bronzes. Buyer is responsible for original delivery charges and any return shipping charges. Any return must be sent with delivery confirmation. number given when you call and request return. We want to make sure you are happy with your purchase so please call us at 866-870-5271 with any questions!
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All refunds must have a return number given by calling 866-870-5271. The original cost of the statue minus shipping both ways and will be made directly to your account if you chose to return the bronze. After item is received we will issue the refund of the original cost of the statue minus buyer is responsible for original delivery charges and any return shipping charges and pays shipping both ways *The Jumbo, Monumental and Heroic statues are special order and non refundable. These special order non refundable bronzes are made to order bronzes. All have approximate shipping times. All approximate shipping times may vary with the bronze completion time. All larger bronzes are shipped free by freight. Please provide a contact number for completion & delivery. All measurements are approximate. Mounting brackets for larger sizes can be welded on for permanent installation at your location for added $50.00.