Dormouse

Dormouse
Dormouse
Title
Dormouse
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
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
2009.40
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group