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Roger and Angelica Mounted on the Hippogriff

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

modeled c. 1840 (cast c. 1884)

Artist:

Antoine Louis Barye
French, 1795-1875

About this artwork

This bronze depicts a scene from Orlando Furioso, a chivalric epic from the Italian Renaissance that inspired artists well into the 19th century. In it, Roger, a knight, rides a hippogriff to save Princess Angelica, who has been chained to a rock to be devoured by a sea monster. Antoine Louis Barye captured the moment the heroes take flight, leaving behind the defeated monster with waves lapping around it. This sculptural group formed part of a decorative ensemble for a fireplace mantel, which was commissioned around 1840 by Antoine, Duke of Montpensier, the youngest son of King Louis Philippe of France. The composition was recast frequently during and after Barye’s lifetime.

Status

On View, Gallery 220

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Antoine Louis Barye

Title

Roger and Angelica Mounted on the Hippogriff

Place

France (Object made in)

Date

Modeled 1835–1845

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Inscribed faintly: Barye on front of base. Inside on tape: 5474.

Dimensions

51.1 × 66.8 × 32 cm (20 1/8 × 26 1/4 × 12 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1984.34

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