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Panther or (Stalking Panther) [also Fate; Panther—Fate; Charging Panther; Prowling panther; Panther Charging; Stalking Cat; Large Stalking Panther]

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Panther or (Stalking Panther) [also Fate; Panther—Fate; Charging Panther; Prowling panther; Panther Charging; Stalking Cat; Large Stalking Panther]

modeled 1891-1893; copyright 1897

Alexander Phimister Proctor

Born Arkona, Ontario, Canada, 1860; died Palo Alto, California, 1950

Bronze, brown patina, sand cast by Jno. Williams Foundry, New York, 1897 or later
37 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (94.6 x 16.5 x 24.8cm)
Gift of Phimister Proctor (Sandy) and Sally Church
2015.15
Provenance: Purchased by the donors from a collector who had acquired it years earlier from an undisclosed estate sale
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
location
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum

Resources

Published Referencescf. “Noted Sculptor Exhibiting in Seattle.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 21, 1915
[mentions Charging Panther on loan to Washington State Art Association Gallery, Seattle].

cf. Proctor, Alexander Phimister. Sculptor in Buckskin: The Autobiography of Alexander Phimister Proctor. 1971; second edition ed. Katharine C. Ebner, Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2009; pp. 88-91, 119-120, 196 n. 1, reproduced [plaster model], p. 90.

cf. Pyne, Kathleen, ed. The Quest for Unity: American Art Between the World Fairs, 1876-1893. Exh. Cat. Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts, 1993. Cat. no. 165, pp. 257-258.

cf. Tolles, Thayer, ed. American Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. I. A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born before 1865. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. Cat. no. 185, pp. 414-415.

cf. Hassrick, Peter. Wildlife and Western Heroes: Alexander Phimister Proctor, Sculptor. Exh. Cat. Fort Worth, Texas: Amon Carter Museum in association with Third Millennium Publishing, London, 2003; pp. 34-35; 102-103, reproduced plate 5.

cf. Tolles, Thayer and Thomas Brent Smith. The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925. Exh. Cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press, 2013; pp. 66-67, figs. 83, 84.

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