Fox Terrier and Rat

  • Edward Kemeys, Fox Terrier and Rat, 1871-1885, painted plaster on wood base, 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
Artist
Date
1871-1885
On View
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
Mediums Description
painted plaster on wood base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – rat
  • Animal – dog – terrier
Object Number
1895.10.1
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