Scratching Her Heel
- Alexander Stirling Calder (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1870–1945 Brooklyn, New York)
- 12 x 5 x 5 in. (30.5 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1922
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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.