Lot 85
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Cyrus Edwin Dallin 1861 - 1944

50,000 - 70,000 USD
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  • Cyrus Edwin Dallin
  • Appeal to the Great Spirit
  • inscribed © C.E. Dallin 1913 and numbered #86 with the Gorham Co. Founders QPN and orham [sic] Co. Founders foundry marks
  • bronze
  • height: 21 1/4 inches (54 cm) on a 1 1/2 inch (3.8 cm) wood base


Kennedy Galleries, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1974


Rell G. Francis, Cyrus E. Dallin: Let Justice Be Done, Springville, Utah, 1928, pp. 43-50, 52, illustration of another example p. 33
Masterworks of American Sculpture: Selections from Members of the National Sculpture Society 1875-1999, Scottsdale, Arizona, Fleisher Museum, p. 20, illustration of another example p. 21
Patricia J. Broder, Bronzes of the American West, New York, 1973, pp. 94, 98, illustration of another example pl. 96

Catalogue Note

The Gorham Foundry was authorized to cast 107 editions of this size of Appeal to the Great Spirit, a reduction of the monumental group located in front of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. Appeal to the Great Spirit depicts a Sioux chief engaged in prayer after defeat by the U.S. Army. Exhibited at the National Sculpture Society in 1908, the model was also awarded a gold medal at the Paris Salon of 1909.