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Artist: Alexander Phimister Proctor (American, 1860 - 1950)

Foundry: Gorham Manufacturing Company (American, founded 1831)

Date: modeled 1891-1892, cast c. 1913
Medium: cast bronze
9 3/4 x 38 x 6 1/2 inches (24.8 x 96.5 x 16.5 cm)
Classification: Sculptures
Inscribed: COPYRIGHT (on base in back of right rear foot)
Signed: A PHIMISTER PROCTOR 1891-1892 (on base in front of left forward foot)
Markings: GORHAM CO. / FOUNDERS / QSV (on base in front of left rear foot)
Credit Line: Purchase of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1983
Object number: 21.11.1
Accession Number: 1983.19.0
Label Text:In the late nineteenth century the animals that inhabited America's shrinking wilderness became icons of the wild. Growing up in Colorado, Proctor hunted and studied wildlife and then used his knowledge in his sculptural art. In this sculpture the artist portrayed the power, strength, and cunning of the large American cat commonly called the cougar, the mountain lion, or the panther.
Provenance: Purchased June 3, 1983 through (Christie, Manson & Woods International, New York, New York) by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
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