The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 22, 2024



c. 1920–30
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Animals fascinated early modern designers interested in kinetic form and patterns of decoration.


Abstracted stuffed animals in proud poses originated with avant-garde Viennese designer Dagobert Peche, whose quirky sense of form and decoration ushered in a new era of whimsy and color in modern design in the 1920s. Peche was a powerful force among young artisans eager to establish a new vocabulary of design. These works reflect his modern fascination with geometry and contrasting color, though they were likely made by one of his students at the Wiener Werkstätte.
  • 1931
    Theresa Steyer, Cleveland, OH, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Harrison, Stephen. “All Creatures Great and Small.” Cleveland Art: Cleveland Museum of Art Members Magazine 61, no. 1 (Winter 2021): 17. Reproduced and Mentioned: P. 17.
  • Stories From Storage. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 7-May 16, 2021).
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