Lion With Snake Bronze Statue
About The Sculpture
About the Artist
- Size: 16"h x 20"l
- Artist: Antoine Barye
- Replicas are cast right here in the United States.
- All African Sculptures are mounted on a marble base(monumental size does not come on a marble base) with gold plated plaque, artist and statue name.
- This is a special order item. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
: Antoine-Louis Barye was a French sculptor most famous for his work as a sculptor of animals. Born in Paris, Barye began his career as a goldsmith, like many sculptors of the Romantic Period. After studying under Sculptor Francois-Joseph Bosio and painter Baron Antoine Jean Gros he was in 1818 admitted to the Ecole des Beaux Arts. In 1883, while working for Fauconnier, the goldsmith, he discovered his true predilection from watching the animals in the Jardin des Plantes, making vigorous studies of them in pencil drawings comparable to those of Delacroix, then modelling them into sculpture on a large or small scale. In 1832 he had mastered a style of his own in the Lion with Snake Bronze Statue
Lion With Snake
is an impressive figure of a wild roaring lion holding a snake to the ground. Head thrown back, jaws wide open, the reptile hisses back defiantly. Although the lion has the advantage, he remains vigilant, as can be seen from the way he spreads his claws, the position of his tail, and his bristling mane. The tension is at its peak. The snake, whose coiled head is thrown back, jaws wide open, is ready to strike at the lion's face. The lion's concentrated energy is set to respond: with puckered muzzle, furious eye, and forepaw forcefully pinning the reptile to the ground, his body is pure muscle. Both animals possess the power of life and death, which could not fail to fascinate the Romantics. The size of the sculpture heightens its impact.
Each African Sculpture
is museum quality and hand cast in high quality American bronze using the lost wax method. Each bronze statue includes a solid marble base and nameplate. Our foundries are located right here in the United States, that way we know what goes into each and every reproduction cast. These are high quality pieces that you would be proud of owning and displaying in you home or office.
Please review our Sculpture Casting Process
to answer any questions you may have.Lion with Snake ships within 4-6 weeks.