1935 Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Dog Sculpture
The sculptress is Anna Hyatt Huntington, and she's a Connecticut sculptress. She was a friend of a relative of mine, and gave my Aunt Ruth this wonderful dog.
Anna Hyatt Huntington was one of the leading American sculptors of the early 20th century. She studied with Gutzon Borglum, who was the sculptor of Mount Rushmore. And she specialized in animal sculpture. She did things for the Bronx Zoo in New York City, Joan of Arc. She was married to a philanthropist, Archer Huntington. Now, you said that this is a depiction of Anna Hyatt Huntington's dog?
Her dog named Echo, I understand.
And you see how beautifully modeled it is-- the attention to detail, the clarity of the casting-- the patina is wonderful. And I think what's so great about it is the dog really has a personality rather than just some generalized idea of a dog. Many of her works are much, much smaller, so this is an extraordinary large-sized piece, and great quality. I would put a retail value in the $20,000 to $30,000 range.
Wonderful to know.
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