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Accession# 1935.017
Artist Hammer, Trygve
Collection Art Objects
Credit line Purchased by Archer Huntington
Date 1913
Description "Hawk" by Trygve Hammer


"A hawk is hunched on a rock, the head turned slightly to one side, the eye keen and watchful. The bird's form is reduced to smooth surfaces with definite edges, the masses of feathers suggested by breaks at the lower part of the figure. The model was a tame hawk which the sculptor had in his studio in Palisades Park, New Jersey. It was first modeled in clay in 1913 and not till 1920 carved in a block of bluestone taken from a remodeled building on Broadway. Pairs are used on gateposts to estates at Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and Wianno, Massachusetts. This statue was the subject of a poem by Ethel Everett, inspired by the way in which the sculptor has caught the fierce, untamable spirit of the bird, which is described in the last line as, 'Shuddering into his plumage, savage and silent, the hawk.'" ("Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, Beatrice Gilman Proske, 1968")
Home Location Storage
Material American bluestone
Medium Stone/American bluestone/carve
Object ID S.1935.017
Object Name Sculpture
Recfrom Arden Studios
Sig Loc on base at back
Signed Name TH
Sub-category Art
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