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Cornelia Chapin working on a sculpture of a pelican in Paris

Cornelia Chapin working on a sculpture of a pelican in Paris

Chapin, Cornelia Van Auken

Item Information

Physical Details: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm.

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.

Creator: Chapin, Cornelia Van Auken

Forms part of: Marion Sanford and Cornelia Chapin papers, 1929-1988

Digital ID: 15804