The sun vow

Hermon Atkins MacNeil

MacNeil, Hermon Atkins

1866, Everett, Massachusetts - 1947

The sun vow, c. 1898-1899

© Colección Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza

Inscribed: " H.A. MacNeil Sc.", Titled "The Sun Vow"
and with the Reman Bronze Works N- Y- foundry mark
Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

Bronze, brown patina

100 x 80 x 55 cm

DEC1998.3

Artwork history

  • CIapp & Graham Co., New York

  • Estate of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge (sold: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, October 31, 1975, lot 110, illustrated)

  • Sothebys Auctions, New York, Lot 199, December 1998.

  • Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection.

2016 - 2017

La Ilusión del Lejano Oeste. Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga. November 19, 2016-March 19, 2017. Cat. MA-8.

  • -Taft, L.:  The History of American Sculpture, New York, 1903, pp. 443-44, illustration of another example p. 441, fig. 73.

  • -Holmes Dodd, L.: The Golden Age of American Sculpiure, Boston, Massachusetts, 1936, p. 90, illustration of another example.

  • -TenEyck Gardner, A.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art: American Sculpiure, New York, 1965, p. 96, iUustration of another example.

  • -Craven, W.: Sculpiure in America, New York, 1968, p. 518, illustration of another example fig. 14.1.

  • -Broder, P.J.: Bronzes of ihe American West, New York, 1974, pp. 88-9, illustrations of other examples pls. 81-82.

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