Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Gift of George D. Pratt, 1912
Small Version with shield
Dimensions (Length x Height x Width)
19 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 5 in.
The artist; George D. Pratt, New York, NY; present owner by gift
Thiebaut Foundry Paris
A. PHIMISTER / PROCTOR, top left of base; COPYRIGHT -- 1898, top rear of base; 4 and 11904, underneath
A. PHIMISTER PROCTOR
Proctor did this work for his Rinehart Prix de Paris Scholarship. He exhibited a large version at the Paris Exposition 1900, where it won a gold medal, and the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition 1901 (cat. #1634).
"Note the number underneath which indicates this was #4 of a total of 6 donated by George Pratt to the Museum. The other number is the same on all 6 donated and I believe is the date of donation-November 9 of 1904."--PPC . This is probably a Thiebaut Foundry cast produced in Paris as the base compares favorably to two known casts from that foundry at the Stark Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum.
Average copper-to-zinc ratio of 9.00. Average copper-to-tin ratio of 101. Trace amounts of calcium, chlorine, chromium, and bromine are present on all sample spots.