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Head of a Cat

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Department
Painting and Sculpture
Date
modeled ca. 1877-1880
Object number
1961.11.10
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Paul Wayland Bartlett created many sculptures of animals during his early career in France. He studied the menagerie of wild creatures at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris and modeled sculptures of domestic animals such as cats, dogs, and goats. In the tradition of the animaliers, he often focused on facial expressions to capture the animal’s emotion.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mary O. Bowditch
Artist
Paul Wayland Bartlett, born New Haven, CT 1865-died Paris, France 1925
Topic
Animal\cat
Medium
bronze
Dimensions
5 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (12.7 x 10.4 x 11.4 cm)
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Type
Sculpture
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7990fd4fe-b50e-4c77-b3b1-1df7b270d10f
Record ID
saam_1961.11.10

Head of a Cat

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