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Sleeping Gull

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Gaston Lachaise, Sleeping Gull, ca. 1927, bronze, Museum Purchase: Children's Museum Fund, © The Lachaise Foundation, 44.2

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Title

Sleeping Gull

Artist

Gaston Lachaise (American, born France, 1882-1935)

Date

ca. 1927

Period

Modern (ca. 1860- ca. 1959)

Medium

bronze

Dimensions (H x W x D)

5 in x 12 1/4 in x 4 in

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art

Category

Sculpture

Object Type

sculpture

Culture

French

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Children's Museum Fund

Accession Number

44.2

Copyright

© The Lachaise Foundation

Terms

bird

birds

bronze

bronzes

Charadriiformes

sculpture

Description

The Portland Art Museum's Gull is a lifetime cast with a finish patina applied by Lachaise. The piece was commissioned in January 1926 by the American poet Hart Crane, who was a devoted friend of Gaston and Isabel Lachaise.

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