Head of a Cat

  • Paul Wayland Bartlett, Head of a Cat, modeled ca. 1877-1880, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III, 1958.11.20

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Paul Wayland Bartlett created many sculptures of animals during his early career in France. He studied the menagerie of wild creatures at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris and modeled sculptures of domestic animals such as cats, dogs, and goats. In the tradition of the animaliers, he often focused on facial expressions to capture the animal’s emotion.

Title
Head of a Cat
Artist
Date
modeled ca. 1877-1880
On View
Dimensions
5 1/8 x 4 x 4 1/2 in. (13.0 x 10.2 x 11.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – cat
Object Number
1958.11.20
Palette
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