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Biography   Antoine-Louis Barye


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The son of a goldsmith, Parisian born Antoine-Louis Bayre was a sculptor of animal subjects and acclaimed, not only for his apparent skill, but as the founder of what became known as the French Animaliers School. Among his patrons were representatives of the state government and royalty including the Duke of Orleans and the Dukes of Luynes, Montpensier and Nemours. 

Well compensated financially, he was able to buy the best of materials and hire the country's most skilled foundry craftsmen.  The foundry he hired was owned by Ferdinand Barbedienne, and casts from this period were stamped with the letters, FB.  However, he did not make a lot of money from his work because he was such a perfectionist that of   ...  Displaying 750 of 7720 characters.

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