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Sea Lion

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Accession# 1951.002
Artist Williams, Wheeler
Collection Art Objects
Credit line Gift of Mrs. E. Gerry Chadwick
Date 1938
Description "Sea Lion" by Wheeler Williams

"A Sea Lion is perched on a stone pedestal, both front flippers braced over the top, neck lifted with nose in the air. His tail is bent around to the right. The muscles ripple smoothly under the glossy skin. This fountain was designed for a home in Regent Park, London, with the addition of a spun copper ball supported on the water spouting from the seal's nose. The model was Charlie, a famous trained seal, who obligingly came to the studio and posed." ("Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture", Beatrice Gilman Proske, 1968).

Animal/sea lion/fountain
Home Location storage: warehouse
Material Bronze
Medium Metal/bronze/cast
Object ID S.1951.002
Object Name Sculpture
Recfrom Chadwick, Mrs. E. Gerry
Signed Name #2 Wheeler Williams 1938
Sub-category Art
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