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PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN COLLECTION

Charles Schreyvogel
THE LAST DROP
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 USD
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71

PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN COLLECTION

Charles Schreyvogel
THE LAST DROP
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

American Art

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New York

Charles Schreyvogel
1861 - 1912
THE LAST DROP
inscribed Copyrighted 1900 by/Chas Schreyvogel and CELLINI BRONZE WORKS N-Y- (on the base); also inscribed PRESENTED TO AUGUST WILLENBORG/BY THE HOBOKEN N.5 BOARD OF TRADE, JUNE 1, 1910 (on the base)
bronze with brown patina
height: 11 1/2 inches (29.2 cm)
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Provenance

(probably) August Willenborg, 1910 (gift from the Hoboken N.5 Board of Trade)
Private collection, Florida, circa 1975
By descent to the present owner

Literature

James D. Horan, The Life and Art of Charles Schreyvogel: Painter-Historian of the Indian Fighting Army of the American West, New York, 1969, p. 27
Paul Rossi and David Hunt, The Art of the Old West, New York, 1971, illustration of another example p. 230
Patricia Janis Broder, Bronzes of the American West, New York, 1974, p. 205, illustration of another example, pls. 205-06, pp. 203-04
Thayer Tolles and Thomas Brent Smith, The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925, New York, 2013, pp. 120, 164, 185n14, illustration of another example, fig. 146 (detail), p. 116; fig. 153, p. 122

Catalogue Note

A resident of Hoboken, New Jersey, Charles Schreyvogel was initially exposed to frontier life through William Frederick Cody's traveling show "Buffalo Bill's Wild West." In 1893, at the age of thirty-two, Schreyvogel traveled west for the first time and visited the Ute Reservation in Colorado. While there, he interviewed many veterans of the plains wars, including officers, cavalrymen, and Native Americans, and gathered details about their experiences. Schreyvogel was so inspired by their stories that, upon his return to his home in New Jersey, he resolved to become the artist-historian of the Army of the American West. The present sculpture depicts a cavalryman's devotion to his steed, as he allows his horse to drink his last drop of water from his hat.

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