Great Dane

  • Bruce Moore, Great Dane, n.d., plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Alice H. Moore, 1984.121.2

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Bruce Moore created this plaster model Great Dane for part of the pediment design for the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Laura Fraser, the artist responsible for the pediment sculptures, selected Moore because of his fondness for representing animals. Fraser sent Moore to a local breeder to study a live Great Dane up close, but to sculpt this piece Moore had to overcome his fear of dogs. Luckily he was able to put his fears aside, befriend "Lindy," and create this distinguished portrait.

Title
Great Dane
Artists
Date
n.d.
On View
Dimensions
9 1/8 x 13 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. (23.2 x 34.0 x 11.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Alice H. Moore

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – dog – great dane
Object Number
1984.121.2
Palette
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