Anna Hyatt Huntington’s Passing the Torch

Anna Hyatt Huntington’s bronze monument, Passing the Torch, cast in 1962, is on the move to its new home in Houston, Texas.  Huntington is one of the most revered female sculptors in the United States, capturing the essence of both savage and domestic animals within her artworks.

Passing the Torch was recently sold by the Discovery Science Museum, located in Bridgeport, CT, through the well-known Bonham’s Auction House.  Before the sculpture is permanently relocated, the Tatti Art Conservation team will undertake a series of complex techniques to assure its readiness for the outdoor environment.  Our hopes are to complete the entirety of our work, including the installation, by the fall of 2014.