This iconic "Yawning Tiger #6", edition of 118 has an outstanding patina and sits on its original base. Huntington was one of the most prestigious women artists of her era. By 1912, she was among the highest paid professional women in America. In 1915 her monumental "Joan of Arc" (at 93rd & Riverside Dr.) was the 1st commission for a public sculpture in NY by a woman and the 1st dedicated to a woman. In 1926, her large-scale "Jeanne d'Arc" and "El Cid" sculptures were placed in front of the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco. Being made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor ensured her reputation. Collections: The Met Museum, Smithsonian, Brooklyn Museum, Legion of Honor Museum (SF), NY Historical Society, The Bronx Zoo, Syracuse University, National Academy of Design, etc. Literature: J. Conner and J. Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works 1893-1939, Houston, TX, 1989, p. 76, larger cast illustrated. The Gorham Company, Bronze Division, Famous Small Bronzes, NY, 1928, pp. 14-15, another example illustrated. Signed: Anna V. Hyatt, on inside of rear right leg; stamped Gorham Co. Founders, Q509, and inscribed #6 with hallmark stamp on left torso.
Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973)
72cm X 21.5 high cm (base: 76 X 17.7 wide cm)