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The Amazon, in bronze, after Kiss, (sculpture)

Artist:
Miroy
Kiss (copy after)
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 4
This famous group, by Kiss, of Berlin, is reduced in size from the original in the Crystal Palace. An Amazon, on horseback, attacked by a Tiger, who has already fastened his fangs and claws deep in the neck of the struggling horse, while the rider, throwing herself back out of her ordinary seat, poises her spear to transfix the monster with a single and decisive blow. [P. 18; engraving on p. 18 is signed "M. Orr, Sc." and depicts a female figure seated on a rearing horse, about to plunge a spear into a tiger that has seized the struggling horse with his fangs and claws.]
The Cosmopolitan Art Association Illustrated Catalogue. 1855-1856. For the Encouragement and General Diffusion of Literature & Art. Descriptive Catalogue of the Valuable Oil Paintings, Statuary, Bas Reliefs, Bronzes, &c., to be distributed or allotted to the subscribers of the Cosmopolitan Art Association, for second year, on the 31st of January next, 1856.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Amazon
Figure female
Animal--Tiger
State of Being--Evil--Violence
Equestrian
Control number:
AECI 02380004
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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