Lion

  • Edward Kemeys, Lion, ca. 1893, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of J. Willis Johnson, 1984.141.5

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In 1893, Edward Kemeys sculpted several pieces for the World’s Columbian Exposition, including the two lions that flank the entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago. This piece may have been a study for those colossal creatures. Kemeys captured the lion’s proud stance and defiant stare. The stillness and alert pose create the sense that the animal has found its prey.

Title
Lion
Artist
Date
ca. 1893
On View
Dimensions
8 3/4 x 12 x 3 in. (22.2 x 30.5 x 7.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of J. Willis Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – lion
Object Number
1984.141.5
Palette
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