Rhino and Lioness

  • Anna Hyatt Huntington, Rhino and Lioness, ca. 1936-1955, aluminum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1967.50.5

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Ann Hyatt Huntington sculpted domestic and wild animals with equal skill, and was praised for her ability to capture their unique spirits. Her creatures leap, dance, fight, and play according to their natures. She liked to model them in arrested motion or in precarious stances. For instance, in Bears and Seal, the forward thrust of one bear and the arching back of the other communicates the hunger of the bears and the ferociousness they feel toward each other.

Title
Rhino and Lioness
Artists
Date
ca. 1936-1955
On View
Dimensions
13 1/2 x 20 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. (34.3 x 51.2 x 19.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – lion
  • Animal – rhinoceros
  • State of being – evil – violence
Object Number
1967.50.5
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