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Sculptor:
Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945  Search this
Medium:
Limestone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Metro Dade County Parks and Recreation Department 50 S.W. 32nd Road Miami Florida 33129
Located Villa Vizcaya Museum and Gardens 3251 South Miami Avenue In Biscayne Bay Miami Florida 33129
Date:
1917-1920. Modified 1978
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Florida, Miami survey, 1994.
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
Villa Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 1976.
Image on file.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
Masks, prow and stern figures decorate this boat-shaped construction. Figures include reclining male, little mermaid, and sea mother. The theme is the delights and terrors of the sea.
Topic:
Allegory--Place--Seas  Search this
Literature--Character--Mermaid  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Barge  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75003652
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_6567