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Jaguar

Artist:
Anna Hyatt Huntington (American, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1876–1973 Redding, Connecticut)
Date:
1906–7; cast 1926
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
28 1/2 x 42 x 25 in. (72.4 x 106.7 x 63.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Archer M. Huntington, 1926
Accession Number:
26.85.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 700
Huntington was one of the most prominent animal sculptors of the early twentieth century, celebrated for her keen powers of observation. “Jaguar” and its companion piece, “Reaching Jaguar” (26.85.1), were based on Huntington’s studies of Señor Lopez, a jaguar from Paraguay who was the first feline occupant of the Lion House at the Bronx Zoo. Stone versions of the pair are installed as gateposts at the zoo.
Signature: Founder's mark: JNO WILLIAMS INC. N.Y. / 1926

Marking: [foundry mark, right side of base]: JNO. WILLIAMS INC. N.Y. / 1926
Commissioned by Archer M. Huntington for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1926
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