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The Indian Hunter

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"The Indian Hunter" represents Ward's efforts to develop American-rather than ancient or classical-themes in his work. Unlike coolly composed Neoclassical sculpture, the diagonal thrust of the youth's muscular figure, leaning forward to restrain his snarling dog, conveys powerful emotion and a...

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Plaza Art Galleries, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Ward Melville, New York; Museum purchase from the Museums at Stony Brook, N.Y., in 1979.

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

about 1860

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


39.37 x 35.56 x 26.67 cm (15 1/2 x 14 x 10 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bronze; gray-black over red-brown patina, sand cast