Stark Museum of Art, Orange, TX; Nelda C. and J.H. Lutcher Stark Foundation
Small Version without shield
Dimensions (Length x Height x Width)
19 1/2 x 15 x 4 1/2 in.
The artist; [?]; Hubert E. Rogers, by purchase, 1920s-30s; by descent to LeRoy A. Wilbur, Jr., Gibson Island, MD; [C.G. Sloan & Co., Inc., Washington, D.C.]; Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, Sept. 26, 1983; present owner by gift
Thiebaut Foundry Paris
THIEBAUT FRes / PARIS / FUMIERE er / GAVIGNOTs
A.PHIMISTER / PROCTOR, top of base; COPYRIGHT - 1898, top rear of base; FUMIERE et / GAVIGNOTs / THIEBBAUT FRes / PARIS, top rear of base; 9060, underneath
A. PHIMISTER PROCTOR
"The quality of the cast and the appearance of the Thiebaut Freres stamp suggest that the sculpture may be one of several early bronzes of the subject produced ca. 1898, while Proctor was still in Paris... Inscribed on the underside of the base is the number "9060", and this may refer to either an order or a subject number that has some correlation to the foundry records. ..the two ends of the spear...screw into the hand of the Indian." George Gurney Sculpture Consultant (1983)
Average copper-to-zinc ratio of 7.08. Average copper-to-tin ratio of 127. Trace amounts of calcium, nickel, sulfur, barium, chlorine, and silver are present on all sample spots.