Baby Robin

  • Paul Wayland Bartlett, Baby Robin, modeled ca. 1890-1895, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III, 1958.11.19

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Paul Wayland Bartlett developed his abilities as an animalier while working under the French sculptor Emmanuel Frémiet. They sketched and modeled animals at the Jardin des Plantes, a famous botanical garden in Paris. Frémiet usually depicted the peaceable side of animal life in his sculptures and often modeled his creatures in family groups. Bartlett followed this example in Baby Robin, in which the young bird is expressive without being depicted sentimentally. The inquisitive eyes and alert pose create an endearing image of a fragile creature.

Title
Baby Robin
Artist
Date
modeled ca. 1890-1895
On View
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 3 3/4 in. (9.8 x 6.7 x 9.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – bird – robin
Object Number
1958.11.19
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
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