Physical Details: Photographic print : 1 item : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm.
Creator: unidentified photographer
Description: Photo shows Chapin in a zoo in front of a pelican habitat. She has her sculpture on a wheeled cart and is working at it with hammer and chisel.
Handwritten note on verso reads: Cornelia Chapin at the zoo working on penguin in Paris.
Despite handwritten note, this sculpture appears to depict a pelican, perhaps Chapin's Pelican in repose of 1936.
Forms part of: Marion Sanford and Cornelia Chapin papers, 1929-1988
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation: Cornelia Chapin working on a sculpture of a pelican in Paris, circa 1936 / unidentified photographer. Marion Sanford and Cornelia Chapin papers, 1929-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 15804
- Animal sculptors
- Animal sculpture
- Chapin, Cornelia Van Auken
- Paris, France