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Artist:
Edward Kemeys, born Savannah, GA 1843-died Washington, DC 1907  Search this
Medium:
painted plaster on wood base
Dimensions:
7 1/2 x 12 x 6 3/8 in. (19.0 x 30.4 x 16.2 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1871-1885
Luce Center Label:
Edward Kemeys’ extensive study of animals in the wild gave him a feeling for their characters. His sculptures convey a wildness and individuality that were lost to animals in captivity. Although the beasts in many of his sculptures appear at rest, we often get the sense that more is happening in the wider environment.
Topic:
Animal\dog\terrier  Search this
Animal\rat  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1895.10.1
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1895.10.1