The Fremiet Gorilla – Gorille Enlevant une Femme

Two bronze sculptures surprise the unsuspecting visitor walking the trail at Robert Allerton Park (aka ‘The Park’). Commonly just referred to as The Bear and The Ape or Gorilla, the pair are masterpiece works of art by Emmanuel Fremiet. They are signed by the artist and stamped by the Foundries that produced them.

Who is the hunted?

Who is the hunted?

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Above the deep wound, is this a spear shaft protruding, or is the vent for the casting?

Above the deep wound, is this a spear shaft protruding, or is the vent for the casting?

The female huntress wears the Gorilla Totem in her hair

The female huntress wears the Gorilla Totem in her hair

1910 reference title - Gorille enlevant une negresse

1910 reference title – Gorille enlevant une negresse

The Bear Snatcher

The Bear Snatcher

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