Edward Kemeys, Panther and Cubs--"Maternal Affection", ca. 1870-1907, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of J. Willis Johnson, 1984.141.7
The big cats of the American West fascinated Edward Kemeys. He believed that observing these creatures and their prey in their natural habitat was the only way to capture their mutual struggle for survival, and scorned the idea of sketching from caged animals at the zoo. The rough surfaces and strong compositions of his sculptures evoke the sense of freedom and power inherent to these formidable creatures.
Panther and Cubs--"Maternal Affection"
- ca. 1870-1907
10 1/2 x 16 5/8 x 10 3/8 in. (26.7 x 42.2 x 26.4 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of J. Willis Johnson
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- Animal – panther
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