Anna Hyatt Huntington (American, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1876–1973 Redding, Connecticut)
1905, cast before 1912
10 1/4 x 14 5/16 x 7 1/2 in. (26 x 36.4 x 19.1 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1912
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Huntington was one of the most prominent animal sculptors of the early twentieth century, celebrated for her keen powers of observation. For this group, also known as "Goats Butting," she sculpted one goat lunging forcefully from its planted rear leg toward another, which stands its ground on three legs. Their horns are locked in combat, and the rocky terrain emphasizes the brutality of the conflict.
Signature: [top of base]: Anna V. Hyatt
Inscription: [back of base]: Copyrighted / 1905
Marking: [foundry mark, back of base, stamped]: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS. N. Y.
the artist, until 1912; [Gorham Co., New York, 1912]