Tyger

  • Bruce Moore, Tyger, ca. 1950, wood mounted on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Alice H. Moore, 1984.121.6

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Bruce Moore had a natural love of animals and was particularly drawn to large jungle cats. His favorite was the tiger, and he would spend hours at the nearest zoo, attempting to capture the forms of these great mammals in motion. His most famous tigers, a pair of ten-foot-long snarling bronzes, can be found at Princeton University, in New Jersey. This sculpture, which shows the tiger lunging at a snake, is one of many the artist made during his lifetime.

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"Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?" From William Blake's poem "The Tyger" (from Songs of Experience, 1794)
Title
Tyger
Artist
Date
ca. 1950
On View
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 15 in. (21.5 x 38.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Alice H. Moore

Mediums
Mediums Description
wood mounted on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – tiger
  • Animal – reptile – snake
  • Landscape – plant
Object Number
1984.121.6
Palette
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