Anna Hyatt Huntington (American, 1876 – 1973), Winter Noon, 1903
Bronze, brown patina with a light green shading, 7 ¼ H. x 12 ½ W. x 7 D. inches
Signed interior blanket: Anna V. Hyatt, inscribed exterior blanket: 
GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS / Q230 / 17 (edition)
These three featured works were each modelled at the blossoming of American twentieth century sculpture, 1900, 1903 and 1906, by Henry M. Shrady, Anna Hyatt Huntington and Solon H. Borglum, respectively.
The subjects are each from a unique classification of horse, each employed by man. Huntington’s pair of farm draft horses huddle together for warmth against a winter wind. Static in their stance, the billowing blanket energizes the composition. Shrady’s cavalry horse languidly eats prairie grass, inattentive to what historic event may be going on nearby. Borglum’s wild Mustang has been caught out on the prairie and broken to ride for use on the cattle trail. 

Henry Merwin Shrady (American, 1871 – 1922), The Empty Saddle, 1900, bronze, brown patina
10 ¾ H. x 12 ¾ W. x 6 ¼ D. inches, signed on base: H.M. SHRADY / Clover Leaf cipher
Inscribed on base: COPYRIGHT BY / T. B. Starr
Prior to 1910, the horse was the main source of power for agriculture, the military, public works industries, and transportation. They were an integral part of the nation's Westward expansion, their strength proving invaluable in plowing untouched lands and hauling building materials. Even though America came to rely heavily on the horse, its popularity waned as the 20th century progressed due to an influx of European laborers that accounted for a surplus of workers, and the invention of both the car and the Fordson Tractor of 1917.

Solon H. Borglum (American, 1868 – 1922), Horse Tamed, 1906, bronze, dark brown patina
7 7/8 H x 12 1/4 W. x 4 1/4 D. inches, signed on base: Solon H Borglum, signed side base: Copyright 1906 by / Solon H Borglum Inscribed side base(script): Roman Bronze Works N.Y. 
Today, the horse and its legacy are celebrated in show rings or competitions, highly respected for their role in sports and leisure. Their usefulness as laborers is still relevant in specialty operations, ranching, law enforcement, and small-scale farming.


Figure and Form
Examining the Human Figure in 20th Century American Art

On view through September 16th
Featured artists:
George Bellows • Karl Bitter • Allan Clark • Charles Demuth • Harriet Frishmuth • Henry Hering • Malvina Hoffman • Cecil de Blaquiere Howard • Henry Salem Hubbell • Harry Jackson • Carl Paul Jennewein • Leon Kroll • Frederick W. MacMonnies • Edward McCartan • Francis Luis Mora • Andrée Ruellan • Janet Scudder • Everett Shinn • John Sloan • Eugene Speicher • Joseph Stella • Benedict Tatti • Max Weber • Robert White • Wheeler Williams • William Zorach

17 E. 67th Street, No. 1A
New York, NY 10065
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