Work Horse

  • Anna Hyatt Huntington, Work Horse, 1963, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington through Mrs. Carlos Davila, 1964.5.1

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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
Work Horse
Artists
Date
1963
On View
Dimensions
23 7/8 x 33 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. (60.6 x 84.0 x 25.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington through Mrs. Carlos Davila

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male
  • Animal – horse
  • Occupation – labor
  • Study
Object Number
1964.5.1
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