Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Horse Skeleton

Horse Skeleton

Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America



8 x 11 inches (20.3 x 27.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 118, American Art, first floor (Provident National Bank Gallery)

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Purchased with Museum funds and with the parital gift of Amy and David Edward Dufour, 2000

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Eakins's exploration of the physical structure of animals as well as humans was an important part of his work both as an artist and as a teacher. This is one of a series of plaster reliefs he made illustrating animals in various stages of dissection.

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