Known primarily as a painter of the conflict between heroic soldiers and noble Indians, Charles Schreyvogel’s gentler nature emerges in his bronzes. Visiting army posts and reservations, Schreyvogel traveled throughout the West and learned to communicate with the Native Americans he sketched. White Eagle, a chief of the Ponca tribe of Plains Indians, was a vocal and outspoken opponent of Washington’s “reservation” policy. In this bronze, Schreyvogel sculpts the revered leader in a classically heroic pose. He is intelligent and strong. His gaze is steady. A second look reveals that the bust, perhaps intentionally, recalls bronzes and marbles of George Washington and other fathers of our country.
In excellent condition. No apparent evidence of inpaint under UV light. No problems to note.
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