Native American and Equestrian Studies (from Sketchbook)
John Quincy Adams Ward (American, Urbana, Ohio 1830–1910 New York)
Graphite on paper
8 1/16 × 5 1/16 in. (20.5 × 12.9 cm)
Gift of Edward R. Grove, 1985
Not on view
Ward, a student of Henry Kirke Brown, became known as the “Dean of American Sculpture.” In addition to his monumental bronze "Indian Hunter," installed in New York’s Central Park in 1869, he pursued several other American Indian subjects in the 1860s. This page from a sketchbook, which provides an intimate look at the artist’s working methods, includes classically influenced figures mingled with American Indians on horseback as well as a number of bison.