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Background study for the African Wild Dog Group, art original by William R. Leigh, [1927?]

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Background study for the African Wild Dog Group, art original by William R. Leigh, [1927?]

[1927?]

Paintings

59 x 184 cm. in frame 67 x 193 cm.

1 painting : oil on tin ; 59 x 184 cm. in frame 67 x 193 cm.

Sunrise scene of the Serengeti, with two wild dogs in foreground at left and grazing zebras and wildebeests in the background, near the base of a mountain with two peaks. The landscape includes several acacia trees.
Painted in preparation for the Hunting Dog diorama of the Akeley Memorial Hall of African Mammals. This painting was not used; instead, the background used in that diorama was painted by Robert Kane.
Leigh accompanied Carl Akeley in his 1926 expedition to East Africa and created several color sketches in the field. This painting was probably based on one of these sketches.

Africa

[Background study for the African Wild Dog Group] [art original] / [William R. Leigh]
Floor 1, Stack 1-9

American Museum of Natural History Library

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Art Survey no. 1248

Mammalogy

American Museum of Natural History

Collection

Citation

Leigh, William Robinson 1866-1955 (artist), “Background study for the African Wild Dog Group, art original by William R. Leigh, [1927?] ,” AMNH Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed October 16, 2019, https://lbry-web-007.amnh.org/digital/items/show/60743.