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Recumbent Lion (facing left)

ca. 1895 Paul Wayland Bartlett Born: New Haven, Connecticut 1865 Died: Paris, France 1925 bronze 5 1/2 x 11 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (13.9 x 28.3 x 11.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III 1958.11.29 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16B


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Recumbent Lion is a partial sketch model of Paul Wayland Bartlett’s design for the Sherman Monument competition. In 1892 the federal government organized a competition to design a statue of William Tecumseh Sherman, a Union general famed for his March to the Sea. Bartlett was chosen as a finalist but did not win the commission. Recumbent Lion would have been one of four, flanking the two entrances to the monument.

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Animal - lion

Study - sculpture model

sculpture

metal - bronze

cast

About Paul Wayland Bartlett

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

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