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    Sale 2072

    California, Western and American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    29 October 2008, Beverly Hills

  • Lot 81

    Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973)

    'Lion and Lioness'

    Price Realised  

    Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973)
    'Lion and Lioness'
    inscribed 'Anna V. Hyatt' (on the hind quarters)--stamped 'GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS Q237 #16' (on the edge of the base)
    bronze with brown patina
    11 in. (27.9 cm.) high, 30 in. (76.2 cm.) long


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    Lion and Lioness was originally cast by Gorham Foundry on February 2, 1911 and nineteen castings were eventually made. The present work, number 16, was cast in November 1933 specifically for "Mrs. Huntington," the artist herself, and has remained in her family until the present time.

    Provenance

    By descent in the family of the artist to the present owner.