Sculptor - Eli Harvey
Title - Bear Cub
Lost Wax Cast Bronze
5 1/4" height
Eli Harvey was a master at depicting animals. He spent much time at the NY Zoo studying and sculpting various animals. This small Bear Cub is an amusing model and must have been a favorite of his. The Cub is standing tall with his paw held up to his nose as if he is being shy.
A fine small bronze, this is a lost wax cast with a rich dark brown patina and it is dated 1908. Another cast of this same Bear Cub was sold at auction for over $6500 USD, our bronze is priced far less. Bears are always popular in sculpture and do not often come up for sale.