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Friday, October 11, 2013

basset of power

Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1889.  Image courtesy of the Walters Art Museum;
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As bassets go, this fellow is a powerhouse.  That might be because he came from the hand of an artist who gravitated towards the power and energy of wild animals.  This is Basset Standing with Head Turned to the Right, circa 1841, by the prominent French animalier (animal sculptor) Antoine-Louis Barye.  Barye was at heart a Romantic artist, striving to express the sublime forces of nature.  You can see how well he did that through casting an eye over some of his work, as you can at the bottom of this page.

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