Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Indian Hunter

Indian Hunter by
The Indian Hunter by John Quincy Adams Ward, 1866
East of Sheep Meadow, Central Park
New York, September 2007

“The Indian Hunter derives from Ward’s artistic exploration of that theme beginning in the late 1850s; he displayed a smaller version of the subject at the Washington Art Association in 1859, and three years later, he exhibited a statuette of the Indian Hunter at the National Academy of Design. After the Civil War, Ward set about enlarging his conception to a full-size sculpture. In an effort to include naturalistic details, he traveled to the Dakotas, making sketches and three-dimensional models based on his direct observations of Native Americans.”
(Indian Hunter, Central Park Conservancy)

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Not sure how accurate this is but nevertheless a good sculpture.

Changes in the wind said...

Love this....