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Dormouse

Object Number: 
2009.40
Date: 
ca. 1959
Medium: 
Bronze cast with dark patina mounted on wooden base
Dimensions: 
Overall (without base): 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 9 in. (22.2 x 16.5 x 22.9 cm) Base: 1 1/2 x 6 x 6 1/2 in. (3.8 x 15.2 x 16.5 cm
Description: 
Maquette for the Central Park monument: Alice in Wonderland
Gallery Label: 
This is a bronze cast of the Dormouse that appears in Jose de Creeft's monumental bronze, Alice in Wonderland. The artist's wife says that it was intended as a wry and humorous version of the ubiquitous New York City rat. The sculpture has been an icon of Central Park since its installation in 1959.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group