Still Hunt

Edward Kemeys American

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"Still Hunt" is derived from a three-dimensional bronze of the same title that was installed on a rocky outcropping in New York’s Central Park in 1883. The title refers to the feline technique of stalking prey slowly and deliberately; passersby below are turned into prospective victims. In this relief version, the solitary predator (variously known as a panther, puma, cougar, or mountain lion) appears in profile to accentuate its potential for pouncing. While most of the composition is rendered in low relief, the cat’s head, especially its right ear, extends from the background with impressive illusionistic results. The sculptor’s device of a wolf’s head and a half-moon appears by his signature, as it does on most of his bronzes. In an affiliation that was novel for the time, Kemeys went into partnership with the Chicago foundry Winslow Bros. Co. to offer his statuettes, objets d’art, and such reliefs as "Still Hunt" through mail order.

Still Hunt, Edward Kemeys (American, Savannah, Georgia 1843–1907 Washington, D.C.), Bronze, American

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