Antelope

  • Bessie Stough Callender, Antelope, 1929, black Belgian marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Given as a memorial to the artist by her husband, Harold Callender, 1951.11.4

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Bessie Stough Callender grew fond of this baby antelope while watching it play in the botanical gardens on the grounds of the Natural History Museum in Paris. Her husband, Harold, recalled that Bessie was "fascinated by its graceful movements, his slender legs and tiny hooves, his arched body, his sensitive face and round inquiring eyes." She captured the quiet creature’s docile personality by sculpting it as it lay down and by polishing the hard marble until it looked like soft antelope hide. (Harold Callender, Fun Tomorrow: The Story of an Artist and a Way of Life, 1953)

Title
Antelope
Artist
Date
1929
On View
Dimensions
16 x 12 1/8 x 24 1/8 in. (40.6 x 30.8 x 61.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Given as a memorial to the artist by her husband, Harold Callender

Mediums
Mediums Description
black Belgian marble
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – antelope
Object Number
1951.11.4
Palette
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