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Buffalo Bill—Plainsman by Bob Scriver

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Makers: Scriver, Bob
Descriptions: bronze (heroic)
Names: Sculpture
Subjects: Figure
Date:1976
Dimensions:H: 86.5 in, width: 62 in, depth: 50.25 in, base diameter: 41.125 in, base depth: 5 in, overall height: 91.5 in
Title:Buffalo Bill -- Plainsman
Credit Line:Museum Purchase
Inscription:rear center base: (copyright mark) NAWA / D.A. [backside of base:] Modern Art Foundry / New York. / N.Y. [front of base:] WF Cody/ "Buffalo Bill" / 1846-1917.
Signed:rear center base: Bob Scriver / 1976
Publication:BBHC Cody Enterprise column: Your Museum Matters, January 2010 From our collection: Since 1989, sculptor Bob Scriver’s Buffalo Bill – Plainsman has stood in front of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center greeting visitors. The 7-foot bronze, like most of the Center’s outdoor sculptures, sustains considerable wear and tear from Wyoming’s weather. In addition, visitors who touch or climb on the sculptures also can cause damage. The barrel of Buffalo Bill’s rifle, for example, is front and center in so many of our visitors’ vacation snapshots, and over time, its patina completely wears away! Thankfully, our conservation action plan allows for regular reconditioning.
Accession Number:12.77
Makers
Scriver, Bob
Descriptions
bronze (heroic)
Names
Sculpture
Subjects
Figure
Date:
1976
Dimensions:
H: 86.5 in, width: 62 in, depth: 50.25 in, base diameter: 41.125 in, base depth: 5 in, overall height: 91.5 in
Title:
Buffalo Bill -- Plainsman
Credit Line:
Museum Purchase
Inscription:
rear center base: (copyright mark) NAWA / D.A. [backside of base:] Modern Art Foundry / New York. / N.Y. [front of base:] WF Cody/ "Buffalo Bill" / 1846-1917.
Signed:
rear center base: Bob Scriver / 1976
Publication:
BBHC Cody Enterprise column: Your Museum Matters, January 2010 From our collection: Since 1989, sculptor Bob Scriver’s Buffalo Bill – Plainsman has stood in front of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center greeting visitors. The 7-foot bronze, like most of the Center’s outdoor sculptures, sustains considerable wear and tear from Wyoming’s weather. In addition, visitors who touch or climb on the sculptures also can cause damage. The barrel of Buffalo Bill’s rifle, for example, is front and center in so many of our visitors’ vacation snapshots, and over time, its patina completely wears away! Thankfully, our conservation action plan allows for regular reconditioning.
Accession Number:
12.77

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