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The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925

Tolles, Thayer, Thomas Brent Smith, with contributions by Carol Clark, Brian W. Dippie, Peter H. Hassrick, Karen Lemmey, and Jessica Murphy
2013
187 pages
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“The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925” is the first full-scale exhibition to explore the aesthetic and cultural impulses behind the creation of statuettes with American western themes, which have been so popular with audiences then and now. Both the exhibition and this accompanying catalogue offer a fresh look at the multifaceted roles played by these sculptors in creating three-dimensional interpretations of western life, whether based on historical fact, mythologized fiction, or most often, something in-between. Examples by such archetypal representatives of the West as Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell are complemented by the work of sculptors such as James Earle Fraser and Paul Manship, who contributed to the popularity of the American bronze statuette even though their western subjects were less frequent.

Met Art in Publication

The Sun Vow, Hermon Atkins MacNeil  American, Bronze, American
1899, cast 1919
The Broncho Buster, Frederic Remington  American, Bronze, American
1895, revised 1909, cast by November 1910
Choosing of the Arrow, Henry Kirke Brown  American, Bronze, American
1849
On the Border of the White Man's Land, Solon Hannibal Borglum  American, Bronze, American
1899; cast 1906–07
Bulls Fighting, Solon Hannibal Borglum  American, Bronze, American
1899–1900; cast 1906–07
Panther and Cubs, Henry Kirke Brown  American, Bronze, American
ca. 1850–55
The Fight, Edwin Willard Deming  American, Bronze, American
ca. 1906
End of the Trail, James Earle Fraser  American, Bronze, American
1918, cast 1918
Bull Elk, Eli Harvey  American, Bronze, American
1904; cast 1905
Still Hunt, Edward Kemeys  American, Bronze, American
1894
Indian Hunter and His Dog, Paul Manship  American, Bronze
1926
Buffalo, Alexander Phimister Proctor  American, Bronze, American
1912, cast 1913 or after
The Mountain Man, Frederic Remington  American, Bronze, American
1903, cast by March 1907
The Last Arrow, Randolph Rogers  American, Bronze, American
1879–80, cast 1880
My Bunkie, Charles Schreyvogel  American, Oil on canvas, American
finished 1899
Bull Moose, Henry Merwin Shrady  American, Bronze, American
1900
"Joseph," Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekht, Chief of the "Nez Percé" Indians, Olin Levi Warner  American, Bronze, American
1889; cast 1906
Appeal to the Great Spirit, Cyrus Edwin Dallin  American, Bronze, American
1913; cast ca. 1916
The Indian Hunter, John Quincy Adams Ward  American, Bronze, American
1860, cast by 1883
The Cheyenne, Frederic Remington  American, Bronze, American
1901, cast by March 1907
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Tolles, Thayer, Thomas Brent Smith, Carol Clark, Brian W. Dippie, Peter H. Hassrick, Karen Lemmey, and Jessica Murphy. 2013. The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925. New York : New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Distributed by Yale University Press.