The Indian: The Dying Chief Contemplating the Progress of Civilization
White marble and wood
Overall: 60 x 55 1/2 x 28 in. ( 152.4 x 141 x 71.1 cm )
Indian chief figure seated on low mound, a nude figure, head crowned with tufted feathers rests upon his right hand.
Gift of Mr. Frederic De Peyster
signed: PL back of seat: "CRAWFORD/FECIT/ROME 1856"
inscribed: PR end of sub-base: "PRESENTED BY/FREDERICK DE PEYSTER, PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY, 1875"
brass plaque: front of wood pedestal: "THE INDIAN/ THE DYING CHIEF CONTEMPLATING THE/PROGRESS OF CIVILIZATION/THOMAS CRAWFORD/1856"
Ramirez, Jan Seidler. "A History of the New-York Historical Society." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 138-145.
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