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Indian Chief / Theodore Baur

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The subject of this bronze has been identified as both Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse; it is not a good likeness of either. Baur is not thought to have ventured west before this sculpture was modeled, but little is known of his travels.

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.

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Title(s): 
Indian Chief; Chief Crazy Horse
Creator(s): 
Theodore Baur;
Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company
Culture: 
German American
Date: 
modeled 1885; sand cast before 1926
Materials/Techniques: 
sand cast in bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 7/8 x 17 in. (73.3 x 43.2 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
08.92
Department: 
Signed, "Th. Baur, 1885"; Marked, "©1885 (March 6, 1885)".
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