Antique animalistic bronze figure of a der rubbing antlers was executed in 19th century by Alfred Barye "Le Fils" or Alf Barye (1839 – Paris - 1882). He was a French sculptor, of the Belle Époque, pupil of his father the artist Antoine-Louis Barye. In cooperation with Émile-Coriolan Guillemin, Barye did the artwork for "The Arab Warrior Knight on Horseback". Included in Barye's oeuvre were animalier bronzes as well as Oriental subjects. At his father's request, he signed his work as "fils" or as ”Alf.Barye” to differentiate his work from his father's.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart"; E.Benezit "Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs",Gründ, 1999.
Inscription: signed on the base.
Technique: bronze , dark brown patina.
Measurements: h 6 1/4 " ( 16 cm), w 9" ( 23 cm)
Condition: sculpture and patina are in very good condition.