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Adolph Alexander Weinman (1870-1952)
Adolph Alexander Weinman (1870-1952)

Chief Black Bird, Ogalalla Sioux

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

Lot Essay

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.

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