Artist: Louis Utter Pritchard.
Date: 1937. Medium: carved Brownsville sandstone. Dimensions: 4 ft. x 4 ft. x 2 ft.
Location: Original location: Patio, roof of west wing. Current location: South Reading Room.
The original location of Deer and Fawn was on the railing of a patio on the roof of the west wing of the library. It has been moved several times, and is currently in the Knight Library South Reading Room. A companion piece, Cougar and Cub, was located on the opposite side, on the roof of the east wing of the library.
By the mid-1980s, the sculpture was in bad shape due to its exposure to the elements and the corrosive effects of iron rods used to hold it together as part of an earlier restoration effort. The statue was placed inside of Knight Library. Tommy Griffin, exhibits curator at the Museum of Art, and a trained sculptor, volunteered to restore the work by filling in fragments, and resealing and refinishing the work.