End of the Trail. Proud and sad at the same time.
|Fraser, James Earle 2|
|Figure 353 Indian 729 Animal 735|
|H: 33.75 in, L: 26 in, Base Width: 6.5 in, Base Length: 20.75 in, width: 8 in|
|End of the Trail|
|Clara Peck Purchase Fund|
|The End of the Trail has appealed to public sentiment since its conception following Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Inspired by the exposition's fusing of the nostalgic with the progressive, Fraser made a windblown and destitute symbol which represented the public's belief in the sad, yet inevitable extinction of the Indian. In 1915 the artist exhibited a monumental version of this subject at the thematically - appropriate site of the Panama - Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, and its popularity led him to make smaller casts such as this one.|
|Rear Right Side of Base: For my friend/Warren Delano/E Fraser, Rear Left Side of Base: c (circled) Fraser 1918, Left Side of Base: Roman Bronze Works N-Y- [underside of base:] RB 12|