Auction 2018 - Sold

Lot 190

This lot was auctioned April 7th.

Charles Schreyvogel
White Eagle
Bronze, cast number 4
21 inches high
FRAMED/BASE: 21 x 20 x 11 inches
ESTIMATE: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
Signed, titled and dated 1899
Roman Bronze Works 1905
Sold For: $ 9,945
Includes buyer's premium

Additional Details

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.

Condition Report

In excellent condition. No apparent evidence of inpaint under UV light. No problems to note.
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