Gloria Caranica (American, born 1931). <em>"Rocking Beauty" Hobby Horse</em>, designed 1964-1966. Plywood, solid wood, pigment, 20 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (51.4 x 64.1 x 29.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Laura L. Barnes and gift of Mrs. James F. Bechtold, by exchange, 2007.38. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.38_threequarter_PS1.jpg)

"Rocking Beauty" Hobby Horse

Artist:Gloria CaranicaCreative Playthings, Inc.

Medium: Plywood, solid wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:designed 1964-1966

Dimensions: 20 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (51.4 x 64.1 x 29.8 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor


Accession Number: 2007.38

Image: 2007.38_threequarter_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
An abstracted child's rocking horse composed of two intersecting rectangular pieces of plywood, bent at opposing curves, the lower element slightly wider than the upper one, pierced at an angle by a solid wood shaft secured at the bottom of the lower bent rocking base element and extending through the upper plywood section, topped by a wood sphere painted bright red. A short, low, rectangular seat back attached to upper side of top ply element.

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