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Sculptor:
Kemeys, Edward 1843-1907  Search this
Caster:
Berchem, Jules 1855-1930  Search this
Medium:
Bison: bronze; Base: cement
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Chicago Park District Preservation Planning Division 425 East McFetridge Drive Chicago Illinois 60605
Located Humboldt Park East entrance to garden near Sacramento Boulevard & Division Street Chicago Illinois
Date:
Modeled 1893. Cast 1893. Installed l9ll
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
Public Monument Conservation Project, l986.
Bach, Ira J., and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 318.
Riedy, James L., "Chicago Sculpture," University of Illinois Press, 1981, pg. 31.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Illinois, Chicago survey, 1992.
Image on file.
Bach, Ira J., and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 318.
(Inscriptions cast in base:) Kemeys/Mo/cast by J. Berchem/Chicago signed Founder's mark appears
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
The two bison are not identical: one has its head lowered as if grazing, while the other stares forward.
Topic:
Animal--Buffalo  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_13937