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'Night Hawking', A Bronze Group

inscribed Solon H Borglum, Copyrighted 1900 and Roman Bronze Works N.Y.
12½in. (31.7cm.) high, brown patina
P.J. Broder, Bronzes of the American West, New York, 1973, pp. 75-76, 406, pl. 68, illus, for another example

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After growing up on a ranch in Nebraska, Borglum studied art in Cincinnati for several years before moving to Paris where he attended the Académie Julian. Encouraged by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Emmanuel Frémiet, he exhibited several pieces at the Paris Salons and Expositions (winning an honorable mention in 1899 and a silver medal the following year).

Conceived in 1898, 'Night Hawking' was exhibited at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo.

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