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Scratching Her Heel

Artist:
Alexander Stirling Calder (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1870–1945 Brooklyn, New York)
Date:
1921
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
12 x 5 x 5 in. (30.5 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.154
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 768
Calder, father of the famous modern artist, sculpted many small, informal studies of nudes engaged in the commonplace actions of day-to-day life. “Scratching Her Heel” depicts its subject in a natural, though complicated, pose: bending and twisting to reach the left heel with the left hand. The cast has a fragile blue-green patina, lending it a weathered appearance.
Signature: [front of base]: CALDER

Marking: [foundry mark, back of base]: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N– Y–
the artist, until 1922
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