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Tigers Watching

Artist:
Anna Hyatt Huntington (American, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1876–1973 Redding, Connecticut)
Date:
ca. 1906; cast 1906
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
7 1/4 x 13 x 6 3/4 in. (18.4 x 33 x 17.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.303
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
In New York City, the Central Park and Bronx Zoos were magnets for sculptors who wished to observe and sketch wild animals—whether native to North America or from other continents—in captive surroundings. These two tigers peering over the edge of a rock as if about to pounce on prey below were likely the result of Huntington’s regular trips to the Bronx Zoo.
Signature: [left side of base]: Anna V. Hyatt.

Marking: [foundry mark, back of base]: Roman Bronze Works N.Y.
[case number, underside of base]: No 5. [o superscript and underlined]
the artist, until 1906
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