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End of the Trail / James Earle Fraser, 1876 - 1953 (Artist)

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Fraser produced this iconic sculpture simultaneously at the Gorham foundry by the “plaster-mold” technique and at the Roman Bronze Works by lost-wax in the late teens and twenties. Fraser’s records suggest that Gorham cast five in one size in the first year of production. This series code QAZA, which is found on the base, was first assigned March 6, 1918, and all subsequent casts were so marked.

From the exhibition:Frontier to Foundry: the Making of Small Bronze Sculpture in the Gilcrease Collection, December 2014 - March 2015.
Ann Boulton Young, Associate Conservator for the Gilcrease Museum, 2014.

Curatorial Remarks

Originally in mark(s) field; "(the first two are illegible). (I believe the first panel is a G with an animal in the middle panel and a C in the last panel –compare to the legible mark like this on the Proctor Indian Warrior 0876.79.)"

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End of the Trail
James Earle Fraser, 1876 - 1953 (Artist)
modeled 1918; plaster-mold cast between 1918 and 1930
plaster-mold cast in bronze
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Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1964
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Signed, "FRASER 1918"; Inscribed, "C" on last panel; Inscribed in white chalk or crayon, "A6129" on bottom of base; Marked, ©Fraser 1918 (cast through from model); Stamped, "Gorham Co. Founders QAZA" (after casting); Stamped with three panel hallmark (after casting).
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