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Head of Dog

modeled ca. 1877-1881 Paul Wayland Bartlett Born: New Haven, Connecticut 1865 Died: Paris, France 1925 bronze 2 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. (6.4 x 7.3 x 7.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III 1958.11.21 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16B


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Paul Wayland Bartlett created many sculptures of animals during his early career in France. He studied the menagerie of wild creatures at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris and modeled sculptures of domestic animals such as cats, dogs, and goats. In the tradition of the animaliers, he often focused on facial expressions to capture the animal’s emotion.

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Animal - dog

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metal - bronze

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About Paul Wayland Bartlett

Born: New Haven, Connecticut 1865 Died: Paris, France 1925

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