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    Sale 2068

    California, Western And American Paintings, Drawings And Sculpture

    30 April 2008, Beverly Hills

  • Lot 59

    Adolph Alexander Weinman (1870-1952)

    Chief Black Bird, Ogalalla Sioux

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Adolph Alexander Weinman (1870-1952)
    Chief Black Bird, Ogalalla Sioux
    inscribed 'A.A. Weinman.' (on the base)--inscribed 'Chief/Black/Bird.../Ogalalla/Sioux.' (on the shoulder)--inscribed 'Roman Bronze Works N-Y-' (along the edge of the base)
    bronze with dark brown patina
    18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) high


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    George Washington Olvany was a native New Yorker, born on Pike Street in Lower Manhattan, who led a distinguished career in law and politics. A July 28, 1924 article in Time magazine described Olvany as "a persuasive speaker" and he was considered by many to be the last Grand Sachem of Tammany Hall.

    Provenance

    Judge George Washington Olvany, New York, circa 1930.
    By descent to the present owner.