European Applied Art
European Applied Art | Auction: 13.11.2019 | Preview: 08.11.2019 - 11.11.2019

Lot was sold

Lot 47

22.000 - 25.000 €
20.000,00 €

You want to sell an object of Antoine Louis Barye?"

Do you wish to purchase Antoine Louis Barye and receive future offers?
Newsletter & Inquiry Index
Auction results from: Antoine Louis Barye
Barye, Antoine Louis. Paris 1796 - 1875.

Bronze with green patination. Group in strong movement on flat, oval pedestal formed by sea waves. Centrally a tortuous
sea monster, serving as support for the hippogryph. This in outstretched gallop and with
spread out wings carrying the pair Ruggiero and Angelica safely on its back. The knight in
elaborate armour, holding back the undressed Angelica.. Height 51cm, length 67cm.
Front on upper area of plinth inscribed 'Barye'. Condition A.

Poletti, Michel & Richarme, Alain: Barye - Catalogue raisonné des sculptures, Paris 2000. For the present sculpture see p. 94, no. F23.

"Il destrier punto, ponta i piè all'arena
e sbalza in aria e per lo ciel galloppa;
e porta il cavalliero in su la schena,
e la donzella dietro in su la groppa.
Cosí privò la fera de la cena
per lei soave e delicata troppa.
Ruggier si va volgendo, e mille baci
figge nel petto e negli occhi vivaci."
(Ludovico Ariost, Orlando Furioso, Canto X, Stanza 112).

Barye captured in his famous bronze the moment of Angelica's salvation from the sea monster Orca. Until a few moments ago she was tied to a rock as a victim, but now she lies in the arms of the knight Ruggiero, who immediately falls in love with her.
The large group is part of a centrepiece commissioned from Barye by Antoine d'Orléans, duc de Montpensier (1824-1890). This was probably intended to compete with the centrepiece "La chasse au tigre", which Barye created for his older brother, Ferdinand Philippe d'Orléans and had caused a sensation.

| Recommend lot

Conditions of Sale

VAT margin scheme, VAT included, but must not be indicated, not refundable

29.00 % buyer’s premium on the hammer price

Similar works in the auction
Antoine Louis Barye       Art Nouveau   19th century   Bronze  

Absprache nach der Auktion / Arrangement after the auction