Scratching Her Heel

Alexander Stirling Calder American
Cast by Roman Bronze Works

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 768

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.

Scratching Her Heel, Alexander Stirling Calder (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1870–1945 Brooklyn, New York), Bronze, American

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