2 March 2006
Alexander Phimister Proctor (1862-1950)
inscribed 'A. PHIMISTER PROCTOR' and '©/1912' (on the base)--stamped 'PRINCETON TIGER' (along the edge of the base)--inscribed '79' (along the edge of the base)
bronze with brown patina
9 x 22½ in. (22.9 x 57.2 cm.)
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A.P. Proctor, Sculptor in Buckskin: An Autobiography, Norman, Oklahoma, 1971, pp. 227-28, another example illustrated.
P.J. Broder, Bronzes of the American West, New York, 1974, pp. 150-51.
The present bronze is a reduction of the pair of monumental tigers which guard the entrance to Nassau Hall at Princeton University, a gift of the class of 1879. Proctor authorized the Gorham Foundry to produce bronze reproductions of the Princeton Tiger in two sizes: 9 inches and 22 inches long.
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