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Nancy Lee

1922 Gertrude K. Lathrop Born: Albany, New York 1896 Died: 1986 bronze mounted on black marble base 16 1/4 x 18 x 8 7/8 in. (41.2 x 45.7 x 22.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Gertrude K. Lathrop 1933.1.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, W320


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Gertrude Lathrop created intimate sculptures of domesticated animals because of their “infinite variety of form and texture and their great beauty.” She especially liked to model young animals which, according to the artist, had not grown into the typical movements of older animals. The calf in Nancy Lee is all legs and luxuriant fur, twisting herself into knots as she tries to scratch an itch on her back.

Keywords

Animal - goat

Animal - portrait - Nancy Lee

sculpture

metal - bronze

stone - marble

About Gertrude K. Lathrop

Born: Albany, New York 1896 Died: 1986

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