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Artist
Alexander Stirling Calder
Title
Scratching her Heel
Date
c. 1921
Medium
bronze
Dimensions
11 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 6 inches (29.2 × 21.6 × 15.2 cm)
Tags
Sculpture
Credit Line
Museum purchase.
Accession Number
1921.6
Alexander Stirling Calder, son of sculptor Alexander Milne Calder and father of sculptor Alexander “Sandy” Calder, studied under Thomas Eakins and Thomas Anshutz at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Calder went on to teach at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League in New York. In Scratching Her Heel, Calder creates an original composition that combines both naturalistic and classical elements. The sculpture was among the first bronzes to enter Telfair’s collection, having been purchased for the museum by Fine Arts Advisor Gari Melchers in 1921.

Mailing Address
Telfair Museums
PO Box 10081
Savannah, GA 31412
Phone Number
912.790.8800
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