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LION AT REST (LEFT)
By: Barye
Size:19 in. h x 59 in. l x 19 in. w

The Lion At Rest Sculpture by Antoine Louis Barye is almost a life-size sculpture, measuring at 19″ tall, 59″ long, and 19″ wide. Gardens and lawns are enhanced by this outdoor statue of a reclining guardian, who appears relaxed and stoic as he rests in the grass.

When it comes to choosing animal sculptures to protect or decorate the home, this King of the Jungle outshines the competition. This bronze will last forever outdoors. It is made to stand up to the elements and will look great wherever you place it with little or no maintenance.

This is an excellent quality bronze masterpiece for impressive display in home, office, outdoors or as gifts. Our quality bronze sculpture can proudly be passed down from generation to generation. For over 40 years our bronzes are Foundry Direct which are handmade and cast in the traditional Lost Wax Casting Process like a 100 years ago.

You are assured highest quality and lowest price. 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. We guarantee your satisfaction. If there are any questions please call so you can speak with a helpful, friendly and knowledgeable sales staff at Toll Free 1-866-870-5271.

* Mounting brackets can be welded on for permanent installation at your location for an added $75.00. Mounting screws / bolts can be inserted in the bracket under the sculpture for a secure permanent installation. You may not need then in a residential setting, but they are highly recommended for public art installations.

*All measurements shown are approximate/Prices subject to change. We have over 5,000 bronzes to choose from and the largest selection all at wholesale prices to the public.

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LION AT REST (LEFT)
By: Barye
Size: 19″ H x 59″ L x 19″ W

The Lion At Rest Sculpture by Antoine Louis Barye is almost a life-size sculpture, measuring at 19″ tall, 59″ long, and 19″ wide. Gardens and lawns are enhanced by this outdoor statue of a reclining guardian, who appears relaxed and stoic as he rests in the grass. When it comes to choosing animal sculptures to protect or decorate the home, this King of the Jungle outshines the competition.

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.

Our bronze statues are extremely popular and proudly displayed in gardens, parks, homes, schools, cities, and fine galleries throughout the country. Most any of our children bronzes can be done in custom color patinas. If there are any questions please call so you can speak with a helpful, friendly and knowledgeable sales staff at Toll Free.1-866-870-5271.

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 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 within 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. Our items in stock are shipped out within 7 days of your payment. 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. If there are any questions please call so you can speak with a helpful, friendly and knowledgeable sales staff at Toll Free.1-866-870-5271.

* Mounting brackets can be welded on for permanent installation at your location for an added $75.00. Mounting screws / bolts can be inserted in the bracket under the sculpture for a secure permanent installation. You may not need then in a residential setting, but they are highly recommended for public art installations.

*All measurements shown are approximate/Prices subject to change. We have over 5,000 bronzes to choose from and the largest selection all at wholesale prices to the public.

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