New York, Park Avenue
4 December 1996
Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973)
'Yawning Tiger', A Bronze Figure
inscribed 'Anna V. Hyatt' and stamped 'GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS Q509' and with the Gorham foundry stamp and numbered
28in. (71cm.) long, rich brown patina
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J. Conner and J. Rosenkranz, Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works 1893-1939, Austin, Texas, 1989, pp. 76, 78, illus.
Also listed in the Gorham Foundry records as Stretching Tiger, the present model of 1917 was edited in bronze in two sizes: the present size and 13¼in. long. The records indicate that 118 casts of this larger size were made between 1919-1945.
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