Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Bareback RidersMade in United States, North and Central America
Alexander Calder, American, 1898 - 1976
Pen and india ink on cream wove paper
Currently not on view
1941-53-130Purchased with the Thomas Skelton Harrison Fund, 1941
LabelWhile Calder was in Paris between 1926 and 1932, he created an entire miniature circus composed of figures and animals made of wood and wire. These in turn inspired him to make a series of drawings that reflected the way he used wire in his sculptures. The drawing is also a virtuoso performance of the art of penmanship.