Signed lower left center: “R.H. Ives Gammell”. A study for the lower portion of Panel 9 of Gammell’s Fragments of an Uncompleted Cycle.
After completing his major allegorical sequence, the Hound of Heaven, in 1956, Gammell felt compelled to revisit certain themes and figurative compositions in later years. Gammell called the resulting series of smaller panels Fragments of an Uncompleted Cycle. His original plan was to display these 17 smaller panels, or “Puppy Panels” as he affectionately called them, between the larger Hound panels.