Signed at lower left: "N N Bickford"
Nelson Norris Bickford studied with Henri Lehmann at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and at the Academie Julian. From 1905-1931, Bickford was a guard in the sculpture galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, where his interest was piqued, and he evolved into a sculptor of animals.
Bickford was a frequent exhibitor at the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He was most known for his sculptures and paintings of animals.
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