Recumbent Lion (facing left)

  • Paul Wayland Bartlett, Recumbent Lion (facing left), ca. 1895, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III, 1958.11.29

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Recumbent Lion is a partial sketch model of Paul Wayland Bartlett’s design for the Sherman Monument competition. In 1892 the federal government organized a competition to design a statue of William Tecumseh Sherman, a Union general famed for his March to the Sea. Bartlett was chosen as a finalist but did not win the commission. Recumbent Lion would have been one of four, flanking the two entrances to the monument.

Title
Recumbent Lion (facing left)
Artist
Date
ca. 1895
On View
Dimensions
5 1/2 x 11 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (13.9 x 28.3 x 11.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – lion
  • Study – sculpture model
Object Number
1958.11.29
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