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Patinated bronze, incised signature "Anna V. Hyatt-H." to oval terrace, mounted atop a conforming marble base with artist plaque.
Anna Hyatt was an American sculptor born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1876. Her father, Alpheus Hyatt, was a professor of paleontology and zoology at Harvard University and MIT, thus being an early influence on the animal sculptures for which she gained popularity. Anna studied with Henry Hudson Kitson (1863-1947) in Boston and Hermon Atkins MacNeil (1866-1947) at the Art Students League in New York. Her works are included in many museums and collections, and she exhibited many times throughout her life including at the Society of American Artists, 1903; Louisiana Purchase Expo (St. Louis), 1904 (bronze medal); Lewis & Clark Expo (Portland), 1905; Paris Salon, 1908, 1910; Panama Pacific International Exposition, (silver medal); National Academy of Design, 1920 (Saltus medal), 1922, 1928 (Shaw prize), 1958 (gold medal); American Sculpture California Palace of the Legion of Honor 1929.
In 1923, Hyatt married New York philanthropist Archer M. Huntington. Together they became major patrons of traditional sculpture through their involvement in and support of the National Sculpture Society and the National Academy of Design. Through the 1930s, she continued producing numerous sculptures for the buildings and courtyard around the Hispanic Society in New York. Archer and Anna purchased a site of four historic plantations near Murrells Inlet on the South Carolina coast. There they built Brookgreen Gardens, a garden and nature preserve with a winter residence called "Atalaya."
A few white accretions to crevices between rear feet of Mama bear, else good estate condition.
$800 - 1,200