Reproduction patinated by hand. Mold made from an imprint of the original work. Barye is one of the first sculptors to give the animal a life, a soul of its own. Beside commissions from great patrons, Barye successfully publishes his works in small format bronzes to a wider public. Director of the molding workshop of the Louvre (1848-1850), it is this same workshop which today publishes more than ten creations of this artist engaged in the democratization of the art.