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    Sale 2072

    California, Western and American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    29 October 2008, Beverly Hills

  • Lot 37

    Cyrus Edwin Dallin (1861-1944)

    'Appeal to the Great Spirit'

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Cyrus Edwin Dallin (1861-1944)
    'Appeal to the Great Spirit'
    inscribed '© C.E. Dallin 1913' (on the base)--stamped 'GORHAM CO FOUNDERS QXC' and inscribed '#256' (on the edge of the base)
    bronze with brown patina
    8½ in. (22.9 cm.) high


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    The present bronze is a reduction of the monumental group found in front of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The last in a series of models depicting the Indians' relationship with the White Man, Appeal to the Great Spirit was exhibited at the National Sculpture Society in 1908 and at the Paris Salon of 1909 where it was awarded a gold medal. The Gorham foundry was authorized to cast reductions in three approximate sizes from 1916-47: 37 inches (9), 21 inches (107), and 9 inches (285).

    Provenance

    Private collection, Connecticut.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.