THE WORKS OF SCULPTOR ANTOINE-LOUIS BARYE, ILLUSTRATED WITH 24 FOLIO PLATES
BARYE, Antoine-Louis. L’Oeuvre de Barye. Paris: Maison Quantin, 1890. Folio (13 by 18 inches), contemporary full brown morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut; housed in a matching marbled slipcase. $950.
First edition of this review of the work of sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye, with 24 folio plates of sculptures and drawings and numerous in-text illustrations.
Barye was best-known for his realistic sculptures of animals. His preference for small-scale works, while depriving him of many public commissions, made his work affordable and available to a wider public. With an introduction by Eugene Guillaume. Text in French.
A fine copy in a repaired slipcase.