Central Park, Statue of the Indian Hunter

Anonymous, American, 19th century American
Sculpted by John Quincy Adams Ward American

Not on view

In 1869, a committee of public spirited New Yorkers raised funds for a monumental new bronze cast of Ward's famous sculpture, then presented the work to the commmissioners of Central Park. This lithograph appeared in the city's annual report, and shows the sculpture on its pedestal admired by strolling families. The contributors noted that, "both in Europe and America [Ward's work]...justly ranks as among the best examples of the plastic art for its bold and vigorous treatment, and its truthful delineation....truly American in subject...admirably executed by one of our native and most celebrated sculptors. We trust it may find a fitting place in the great Park which is so much admired and appreciated, not only by our own citizens, but by all who visit the great metropolis."

Central Park, Statue of the Indian Hunter, Anonymous, American, 19th century, Hand-colored lithograph

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