1884. 31-3/8″ x 22-3/8″ panel size. Framed in No. 4001 — 4.0″-4.5″ in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain), with square plugs.
This is a very thick, deep and heavy bronze, which means it weighs a lot (almost 90 lbs with the frame!). Hence the hefty through mortise-and-tenon frame, 4″ wide on the sides, 4-1/2″ on the top and bottom, and a full 1-3/4″ thick. Also, the bronze is clearly designed as an architectural detail, which also warrants the architectural style of the frame. In designing a suitable frame, it didn’t seem necessary to go after the formal details. Hefty, masculine, straight forward was the order of the day. An aluminum cleat secures it to the wall.
A privilege to frame a work by this first among American animal sculptors, best known for his lions guarding the entrance to the Chicago Art Institute.