Waterhole, Africa

  • Anna Hyatt Huntington, Waterhole, Africa, 1943, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle, 1972.167.1

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Anna Hyatt Huntington favored animals as subjects for her work because she felt they had as much personality as human models. She was inspired by the career of her father, a paleontologist and professor of zoology at Harvard University. On the obverse and reverse, elephants, zebras, and water buffalo share the precious water of a spring in the African savannah.

Title
Waterhole, Africa
Artist
Commissioner
Founder
Date
1943
On View
Dimensions
1/8 x 2 7/8 in. (0.3 x 7.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – zebra
  • Animal – elephant
  • Animal – cattle
Object Number
1972.167.1
Palette
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