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120
Daniel Chester French
GENERAL WILLIAM F. DRAPER
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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120
Daniel Chester French
GENERAL WILLIAM F. DRAPER
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Daniel Chester French
1850 - 1931
GENERAL WILLIAM F. DRAPER
inscribed Daniel  C. French Sc./1912 (on the base) and stamped GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS/QBJM (along the base)
bronze with brown patina
height: 23 inches (58.4 cm)
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Provenance

Princess Margaret Draper Boncompagni (daughter of General W. Draper; commissioned from the artist)
By descent to the present owner 

Catalogue Note

The present work is a reduction of Daniel Chester French's monumental equestrian statue of General William F. Draper, which was commissioned by the General's wife and erected in Hoppendale, Massachusetts two years after his death in 1912. Draper earned the rank of Brigadier General during the Civil War and received numerous accolades for his service. Following the war he became a manufacturer of cotton machinery, continuing his family's legacy as successful textile producers in Massachusetts. In 1893 he was elected as a representative to Congress and later served as the United States Ambassador to Italy. 

An archival photograph of the monumental sculpture, which still remains in Hoppendale, Massachusetts, accompanies this lot. 

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