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Inscription

on top of base: EDWARD KEMEYS / 1888 [animal head in a circle] Original

Provenance

The artist's wife, Laura Swing Kemeys [d. 1934], Washington; purchased 1907 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1907
Memorial Exhibition of the Works in Sculpture by the late Edward Kemeys, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 15-26 December 1907.
1983
American Art and the Quest for Unity: American Art Between World's Fairs 1876-1893, Detroit Institute of Arts, 24 August - 30 October 1983, no. 164, repro.
2003
Wild Life and Western Heroes: Alexander Phimister Proctor, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, 11 October 2003 - 10 October 2004, fig. 20.
2009
American Bronzes from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 29 April 2009 - 2013, no catalogue.
Bibliography
1930
Taft, Lorado. The History of American Sculpture. New York, 1930: 47.
1984
Craven, Wayne. Sculpture in America. Newark and New York, 1984: 537-539.