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    Sale 2171

    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 89

    Hermon Atkins MacNeil (1866-1947)

    'A Chief of the Multnomah Tribe'

    Price Realised  

    Hermon Atkins MacNeil (1866-1947)
    'A Chief of the Multnomah Tribe'
    inscribed 'HA MacNeil/'05' and 'MVLTNOMAH' (along the base)--stamped 'AMER. ART FDRY. NY' (along the base)
    bronze with brown patina
    36 in. (91.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Florence O.R. Lang.
    By bequest to the present owner from the above, 1943.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Montclair Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisition Endowment Fund


    Literature

    P.J. Broder, Bronzes of the American West, New York, 1974, pp. 89-90, 411, fig. 85, another example illustrated (as A Chief of the Multinomah Tribe).
    Montclair Art Museum, Spatial Matters: Sculpture from the Collection, exhibition catalogue, Montclair, New Jersey, 1996, p. 16.
    D.J. Hassler, J.M. Marter and T. Tolles, American Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Volume 2. A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born between 1865 and 1885, New York, 2001, pp. 480-81, no. 212, another example illustrated.
    National Academy of Design, Side by Side: American Sculpture from the Collections of the National Academy of Design and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, exhibition catalogue, New York, 2003, pp. 2, 8, no. 6b, another example illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, Spatial Matters: Sculpture from the Collection, January 21-August 4, 1996.
    New York, Paine Webber Gallery, Expanding a Legacy: American Art from the Montclair Art Museum, September 20-November 30, 2001.