Fox Terrier and Rat

  • Edward Kemeys, Fox Terrier and Rat, 1871-1885, bronze, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1895.10.1

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Edward Kemeys’ extensive study of animals in the wild gave him a feeling for their characters. His sculptures convey a wildness and individuality that were lost to animals in captivity. Although the beasts in many of his sculptures appear at rest, we often get the sense that more is happening in the wider environment.

Title
Fox Terrier and Rat
Artists
Date
1871-1885
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Dimensions
7 1/2 x 12 x 6 3/8 in. (19.0 x 30.4 x 16.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – rat
  • Animal – dog – terrier
Object Number
1895.10.1
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