William Demuth life-size cast zinc rendering of an Indian Warrior holding a bow in his left hand and arrow in his right, looking off into the distance. Casting from a wood carving by Samuel Robb (See p. 214, Fred Fried's Artists in Wood, for the signed Robb original. The rock by his left foot inscribed with the name of a Philadelphia distributor "Robert Wood & Co. Makers Phila," Fine detail, old repaint to resemble verdigris patina, replaced bow and arrow, other minor repairs. Size: 73" tall.
Provenance: Collection of Elwin Dearborn, Medford, NJ, and Portland, ME. From the boxwood gardens of Smithfield Mansion near Mt. Holly, NJ, home of Heziah Smith, founder of Smithfield Village and home of Smithfield Iron Foundry.
See pp. 24 and 89, America's Indian Statues by Marion E. Gridley for identical figures and references to others in Akron, Cincinnati, and Lodi, OH; The Old Fort in Schenectady, NY; Calhoun, GA; Ishpeming, MI; and Portage Park, Barberton, OH. See p. 44 The Magazine ANTIQUES, July 1975 for advertisement featuring an identical statue with polychrome finish.