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Gallic Cock

Frances Kent Lamont (American, 1899–1975). Gallic Cock, 1939 (cast executed 1947). Polished brass, 15 1/4 x 42 1/2 x 25 inches (38.7 x 108 x 63.5 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop Kent in memory of their son, Henry Mellen Kent, 1954 (1954:4). © Estate of Frances Kent Lamont.

© Estate of Frances Kent Lamont

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© Estate of Frances Kent Lamont

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© Estate of Frances Kent Lamont

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Frances Kent Lamont

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Frances Kent Lamont

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Frances Kent Lamont

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Frances Kent Lamont

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Frances Kent Lamont

American, 1899-1975

Gallic Cock, 1939 (cast executed 1947)

bronze

overall: 15 1/4 x 42 1/2 x 25 inches (38.73 x 107.95 x 63.5 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop Kent in memory of their son, Henry Mellen Kent, 1954

1954:4

More Details

Inscriptions

signature / on right talon, rear / F. Lamont 47

Provenance

from the artist to Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop Kent, Buffalo;
donated to the Albright Art Gallery, 1954

Class

Sculpture (visual work)

Work Type

Cast (sculpture)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

The rooster has long served as national symbol of France, and Frances Kent Lamont’s surprising sculpture of the animal on the attack, created soon after the outbreak of World War II, is meant to convey “deathless courage in defense of liberty.” The artist intended for the work to be, in her words, “mechanistic,” and it is executed with great precision. It was originally conceived to be a large-scale memorial to the war but was never fully realized. Lamont also made a companion piece, which is entitled Victory.

Label from Menagerie: Animals on View, March 11–June 4, 2017

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