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

Chivalric tales from the Renaissance—especially the Italian epic poem Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto (1516)—were a popular source of artistic inspiration in the early 19th century. This scene from Orlando Furioso shows the knight Roger saving the maiden Angelica from a dragon. This group formed part of a decorative ensemble for a chimney piece, which was commissioned by the Duc de Montpensier, the younger son of King Louis-Philippe, around 1840. It proved so popular that the composition was recast frequently during and after Barye’s lifetime.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 220

Artist

Antoine Louis Barye

Title

Roger and Angelica Mounted on the Hippogriff

Origin

France

Date

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

Extended information about this artwork

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