The artist; [?]; [The Shop of Fine Arts and Industries, Portland, OR, 1911]; present owner, 1911
JNO Williams, Inc. Bronze Foundry N.Y., probably
APHIMISTER PROCTOR, top right of base; 1898 / GOLD MEDAL / PARIS EXPOSITION/ 1900, top right of base; PARIS, left edge of base; 1120, underneath
COPY RT 1899
The first original sculpture to enter the Portland Art Museum's collections.
Thomas Smith, Director of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art ant the Denver Art Museum, viewed this sculpture on 3/19/12 and noted the following: ...the work was probably not cast by Gorham or Roman, but rather, most likely by Jno. Williams, Inc. He noted that the PAM version has a more orange-red patina than the Gorham and Roman works, which tend to have a more greenish-brown patina. J. Harper 3/7/13
Average copper-to-zinc ratio of 8.01. Average copper-to-tin ratio of 247. Trace amounts of calcium, barium, silver, and bromine are present on all sample spots.