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January 26, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Cyrus Edwin Dallin (American, 1861-1944) Signal of Peace (Possibly a Later Cast)

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3072BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 26, 2018 10:00AM


Cyrus Edwin Dallin (American, 1861-1944)

Signal of Peace(Possibly a Later Cast)
Signed and dated "© C.E. Dallin/1890" by the horse's back hooves, stamped "GORHAM CO FOUNDERS/Q519" on the back edge of the base, numbered "#4" on the edge of the base near the horse's right back hoof.
Bronze with dark brown patina, height 10 5/8 in. (27.0 cm).
Condition: Missing the spear in the brave's right hand and part of the reins, glue residue on the base, dust and dirt to the interstices.

N.B. The original Signal of Peace is a bronze outdoor sculpture located in Lincoln Park, Chicago. It was part of a four-piece equestrian series called The Epic of the Indian, which included The Medicine Man (1899),The Protest (1904),and Appeal to the Great Spirit (1909). The four digit serial number appears in this small bronze, Q followed by three numbers, indicates that the piece was commissioned by the Gorham Company rather than executed for the artist.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Scratches or similar on the right thigh of the rider just above the knee. Areas of uneven patina, a few traces of tape residue on the base, significant amounts of dust and dirt to the interstices, some surface pitting. Felt is pulling away from the underside of the base, which is filled with a black resin, now very crumbly.

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GORHAM CO, Chicago