Boy and Panther Cub

1915
(American, 1887–1966)
Overall: 171.5 cm (67 1/2 in.)
Weight: approx. 2000 lbs.
Location: WT West Terrace
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The tender relationship between the boy and panther cub depicted here suggests harmony between humankind and nature.

Description

Female American artist Malvina Hoffman created this garden sculpture featuring a male youth holding a small panther cub with his left arm while dangling a bunch of grapes over its open mouth. This particular bronze cast was commissioned by prominent Cleveland industrialist John L. Severance and was given to the museum after his death.
Boy and Panther Cub

Boy and Panther Cub

1915

Malvina Hoffman

(American, 1887–1966)
America, 20th century

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