Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX; Purchased with funds provided by the council of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Dimensions (Length x Height x Width)
39 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 10 in.
The artist; [?]; John Mather Wallis, Pennsylvania; Descent through family to John Mather Wallis, Dallas, TX; [William E. Johnson Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas, 2001]; present owner
JNO Williams, INC. Bronze Foundry N.Y.
APHIMINSTER PROCTOR, top of base; 1898 / GOLD MEDAL / PARIS EXPOSITION / 1900, top front edge of base; Paris, rear edge of base; COPY RT 1899, rear forward, proper left: COPY RT 1899, top left of base; PRESENTED TO / JOHN MATHER WALLIS / UPON HIS RETIREMENT AS GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT / BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE VARIOUS SHOPS / OF THE PENNA R.R. DIVISION. THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD COMPANY / DECEMBER 31st 1902, bronze plaque front edge of base
A. PHIMISTER PROCTOR
copy rt 1899
Although this casting has no foundry mark, its underpinnings resemble one owned by the National Gallery of Canada which was cast by Jno. Williams Inc. after 1905.
Average copper-to-zinc ratio of 9.07. Average copper-to-tin ratio of 92. Trace amounts of manganese, calcium, barium, potassium, chromium, and strontium are present on all sample spots.