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Sleeping Coon Cat

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Department
Painting and Sculpture
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 48B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Date
ca. 1964
Object number
1970.65.14
Luce Center Label
William Zorach made this patinated plaster cast of Sleeping Coon Cat from an original carved directly in stone. The sculptor used the plaster in turn to make seven bronze casts. Coon cats are native to Maine, where Zorach lived for much of his life. The animal is a sturdy, outdoorsy breed with fur resembling that of a raccoon, that has adapted to the harsh winters of Maine. They are very intelligent and have a friendly nature, serving as excellent companions for people of all ages. Zorach captured this coon cat at a moment of rest, thus preserving the memory and loyalty of a family pet.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Tessim Zorach
Artist
William Zorach, born Eurburg, Lithuania 1889-died Bath, ME 1966
Topic
Animal\cat
Medium
cast and patinated plaster
Dimensions
5 1/4 x 9 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. (13.3 x 23.2 x 21.0 cm.)
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Type
Sculpture
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7cc584ea0-9783-4755-b99b-e7546dd386d5
Record ID
saam_1970.65.14

Sleeping Coon Cat

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