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Antoine-Louis Barye (1795, Paris, France–1875, Paris, France), Panther Seizing a Stag (Panthère saisissant un cerf), modeled 1836, cast date unknown. Bronze, 13 1/2 × 21 × 10 3/4 in. (34.3 × 53.3 × 27.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Purchased by Special Subscription, 10.108. (Photo: Christine Gant)

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Antoine-Louis Barye: Wild Kingdom

Antoine-Louis Barye: Wild Kingdom celebrates the career of Antoine-Louis Barye (1795–1875), one of the foremost nineteenth-century animaliers (animal sculptors). Dubbed the “Michelangelo of the Menagerie” by a contemporaneous art critic, Barye devoted his career to animal subjects, from sweet groupings of woodland creatures to violent encounters between predator and prey to mortal combats between the fantastic creatures of ancient myths.

Antoine-Louis Barye: Wild Kingdom is organized by Lisa Small, Senior Curator of European Art, Brooklyn Museum, based on an earlier exhibition curated by Judith F. Dolkart, former Assistant Curator, European Painting and Sculpture, Brooklyn Museum.