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The Fight

Artist:
Edwin Willard Deming (American, Ashland, Ohio 1860–1942 New York)
Date:
ca. 1906
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
8 x 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (20.3 x 8.3 x 14 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.42
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Although some animal sculptors preferred to observe their subjects in captivity, Deming’s statuettes were based on his study of wild animals in their natural surroundings. He took this theme from an event witnessed by an American Indian friend: a brutal struggle between a mountain lion and a grizzly bear, each badly wounded. Deming depicted the brief, intense moment when the lion had the upper hand and the massive bear curved under the agonizing impact.
Signature: [top of base, rear]: Copyrighted BY E W DEMING

Marking: [foundry mark, left side of base]: Roman Bronze Works
the artist, until 1907
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