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Sculptor:
Summers, Robert 1940-  Search this
Founder:
Shidoni Foundry  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: Sunset Red Texas granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Harris County Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo P. O. Box 20070 Astrohall Houston Texas 77225
Located Astrodome Houston Sports Center Houston Texas
Date:
1987. Copyrighted 1987. Dedicated Oct. 21, 1987
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Texas survey, 1993.
Image on file.
Robert Summers/S (copyright symbol) 1987 (On proper right side of each animal:) -RS- (On front of base:) A GIFT TO THE CITIZENS OF/HOUSTON AND HARRIS COUNTY/FROM MR. AND MRS. PAUL N. HOWELL 1987 (On front of base, around seal:) Texas Historical Foundation signed
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:
Two cowboys on horseback driving five longhorn cattle and one heifer across a railroad track. Each cowboy holds a lasso in his proper right hand. Each has a "six-shooter" in a holster on his proper right side. The cowboys wear broad-brimmed hats and nineteenth century western clothes. The bronze sculpture stands on a bronze self-base atop a mound of pink granite rough-hewn rock. The rock sits atop a polished pink granite base. On the front of the base is the Seal of Texas.
Topic:
Figure group--Male  Search this
Western  Search this
Occupation--Other--Cowboy  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Emblem--Seal  Search this
Control number:
IAS TX000833
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_337332