• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 69

    John Joseph Boyle (1852-1917)

    'Indian Capturing an Eagle'

    Price Realised  

    John Joseph Boyle (1852-1917)
    'Indian Capturing an Eagle'
    inscribed 'JJ Boyle/05' (on the base)--inscribed 'Roman Bronze Works/N.Y.' and 'No 4.' (along the base)
    bronze with dark brown patina
    18¼ in. (46.4 cm.) high on a bronze base 50¼ in. (127.6 cm.) high


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    John Joseph Boyle, born in New York and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, began his career as a stonecarver and subsequently studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Thomas Eakins. In 1877, he left the United States to continue his study of the arts at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris where he stayed for three years. Upon his return to the United States, Boyle became known for his heroic renderings of Native Americans and was celebrated for his sculpture Stone Age in America, located in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner, circa 1970.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private New Jersey Collection