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    Cyrus Edwin Dallin (American, 1861-1944)
    Appeal to the Great Spirit, 1913
    Bronze with brown patina
    21-1/4 inches (54.0 cm) high
    Inscribed on base: C.E. Dallin 1913 / #81
    Stamped on base: Gorham Co. Founders QPN

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF RICHARD D. BASS, DALLAS


    PROVENANCE:
    Richard D. Bass, Dallas;
    Estate of the above.

    LITERATURE:
    R.G. Francis, Cyrus E. Dallin: Let Justice Be Done, Springville, Utah, 1928, pp. 43-50, 52, another example illustrated;
    Masterworks of American Sculpture: Selections from Members of the National Sculpture Society 1875-1999, Fleisher Museum, Scottsdale, Arizona, p. 20, another example illustrated;
    P.J. Broder, Bronzes of the American West, New York, 1973, pp. 94, 98, pl. 96, another example illustrated.

    Appeal to the Great Spirit is one of four works in Dallin's The Epic of the Indian series. The work won the Gold Medal in 1909 at the Pan American International Exposition in San Francisco, California. A life-size example of this work was installed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1912.


    Condition Report*: The left reign is unattached to horses chin; there appears to be rubbing and scratches to patina, most notably along left leg of Native American; light surface grime along edge of base.
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    May, 2016
    7th Saturday
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