Sculptor - Edwin Deming
Title - Raccoon and Frog
Lost Wax Cast Bronze
Roman Bronze Works
2 7/8" height by 7 1/8" length
(7.3 cm by 18.1 cm)
Edwin Deming studied American wild animals in their natural habitat and created many interesting sculptures of them. He was a master at capturing them as they lived their lives in the wild.
This small bronze shows a Raccoon as he is catching a Frog for his dinner. Raccoons are an unusual subject for sculpture and this is the only bronze of a Raccoon that we have seen. It is modeled in Deming's typical style, showing the form but without the extreme fine detail of the French sculptors.
A rare model, it is signed and dated 1913 on the base along with the Roman Bronze Works foundry mark. It has a rich red brown patina.