Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (American, 1876-1973) Children Playing with a Turtle
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- November 16, 2007 4:00PM
Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (American, 1876-1973)
Children Playing with a Turtle
Signed and dated "Anna H. Huntington 1961" l.l., inscribed "ROMAN BRONZE
WORKS N.Y." l.l., inscribed "H. Givens" l.r.
Bronze, height 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm).
Condition: Good. The work is a very late or posthumous cast.
Provenance: A private New England Collection.
N.B. Sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1876. Her father, Alpheus Hyatt, was a Paleontology professor at Harvard University, and Huntington developed a love of animals as a young girl. She first studied sculpture with Henry Kittleson and then with Herman Atkin MacNeil at the Art Students League. While she was living in New York, Huntington frequented the Bronx Zoo, where she sketched and studied the animals. Huntington is most noted for her renderings of animals, cast in both bronze and aluminum. While her early work was mostly of dogs and horses, she later included a wide array of animals.
The work is a very late or posthumous cast.