|Léon Bonnat ~ Portrait of Barye with a Wax Model of "Seated Lion" - 50 13/16 x 36 5/8 in.|
Portrait of Barye with a Wax Model of "Seated Lion"
William Walters commissioned this portrait through his fellow Barye enthusiast George Lucas. Barye's having died a decade earlier, Bonnat worked from a photograph of the sculptor taken by the respected French photographer Nadar that, along with a wax model of the "Seated Lion," was provided by Lucas.
|Léon Bonnat ~ Portrait du sculpteur Barye, 32.5" by 44.5"|
|Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon), photographer (French, 1820 - 1910) Antoine-Louis Barye, 1855 - 1859, Salted paper print Image (irregular): 20.8 x 15.7 cm (8 3/16 x 6 3/16 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles|
Seeing the quality of the Bonnat Barye's, one wonders what percentage of his portraits are after photographs.
|Léon Bonnat ~ Portrait du sculpteur Barye (detail)|
or: "Sight-sized" from Life, My Ass!