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Native American and Equestrian Studies (from Sketchbook)

Artist:
John Quincy Adams Ward (American, Urbana, Ohio 1830–1910 New York)
Date:
ca. 1860
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
8 1/16 × 5 1/16 in. (20.5 × 12.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward R. Grove, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.351.2 recto
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.
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