DetailsEnd of Trail by James Fraser The 7/28/ 2014 Coeur d’Alene Art Auction one of the original JAMES EARLE FRASER (1876–1953)The End of the Trail bronze, 30 inches high Sold at Auction: $921,000 End of the Trail is a bronze by James Fraser Monumental - 53'' H x 51'' L it is one of the most famous American Indian symbols of the West. It is often confused for a Frederic Remington bronze. This Indian Bronze Statue by James Earl Fraser is recognized as a symbol of the history of the American Indian. This iconic Western bronze by James Earle Fraser (American, 1876-1953) is one of the most recognized symbols of the American West. Fraser meant it to be viewed as a reverent memorial to a valiant people. The sculpture depicts the raw emotion of a lone Indian figure with his horse, both exhausted after years of a losing battle to hold back White settlers and their army. They have truly reached the end of their trail. The horse stands on a rectangular rocky bronze base with nice detailing. This piece by James Fraser was first shown at the Pan-Pacific Exposition in 1915. The End of the Trail, James Earle Fraser's best known sculpture, has come to symbolize the decimation of the Native American population due to the westward expansion. In 1893, the year of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the 15-year old Fraser, then a student of the Art Institute, produced the first version of this bronze sculpture. A melancholic commentary on the vanishing Indian, the work portrays an exhausted Sioux drooping on his equally weary pony, both rider and horse, have literally - and figuratively - have reached the end of the trail... This statue is reproduced in solid bronze, cast in a brown patina and then hand-rubbed to bring out detail and highlights. The finish and detail of this awesome sculpture is truly unparalleled. This statue is made to order & shipped by freight. Please provide a contact number and allow 3-4 weeks for completion & delivery. The shipping quoted is for the continental US only. All measurements are approximate A powerful and beautiful work of art that will enhance any space, this stunning bronze was created in the lost wax bronze casting process and hand finished. Each one is one of a kind and 100% American bronze. This Fraser edition is a reproduction of the original work of art and has outstanding detail. World of Bronze gives free shipping made by the "Lost Wax Process" that assures the "Highest Quality Lowest Prices" for World of Bronze over 30 years in the bronze business. All measurements are approximate. James Earl Fraser (American, 1876-1953) Having spent his childhood in the West, James Earle Fraser became one of the more famous American sculptors of cowboys, Indians, and horses. He also designed the Buffalo Nickel, which "has been called the first uniquely American coin." . From 1920 to 1925, he served on the National Arts Commission, and played a key role in promoting American subject matter in public art. In 1919, he received the Saltus Medal, the most prestigious medallic art award. James Earle Fraser is best known as the sculptor of the masterpiece The End of the Trail. This sculpture, which is now regarded as an American icon, portrays an Indian brave who is weary, defeated and exhausted, on a horse in the same helpless condition. Fraser conceived of the work when he was still a teenager, and it is recognized as a symbol of the history of the American Indian. At age eighteen, with obvious art talent, Fraser began studies at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied sculpture with Richard Bock. By age twenty, he was a student in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and also studied at the Julian and Colarossi Academies. At age 22, he became an assistant in New York City to Augustus Saint- Gaudens before opening his own studio in New York. Fraser’s first important commission was a bust of Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, and in 1913, he designed the U.S. Buffalo Nickel, using three different models to get a single portrait. The bison on the reverse side was modeled after one named Black Diamond at the New York Zoo. Two years later he completed The End of the Trail, using the Seneca Chief John Big Tree as the model for the figure. Cast at the Roman Bronze Works, it was originally modeled in 1894. A small version was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1898 where it won the American Artists Association John Wanamaker Prize. The full size 18-foot sculpture was exhibited at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915, while the original 18-foot plaster version was acquired in 1968 and restored by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. Fraser’s professional artistic career covered the entire first half of the twentieth century, from the beginning of his study in the 1890’s in Chicago and Paris until his death in 1953. His early works were very sensitive and polished, and he first became known for his busts of children and as a designer of medals, but later changed to a more commanding and monumental style. Fraser designed and created many public monuments, generally after 1930. Most are located in Washington, D.C. and New York. It is believed that during his career, Fraser received more commissions for patriotic monuments than any other artist in America, although his name is associated with few of them. Our bronze statues are extremely popular and proudly displayed in gardens, parks, homes, schools, cities, and fine galleries throughout the country. Most any of our bronzes can be done in custom color patinas. Welded mounting nuts for larger sizes for permanent installation at your location can be added for $49.00. 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All refunds must have a return number given by calling 866-870-5271. The original cost of the statue minus shipping both ways and will be made directly to your account if you chose to return the bronze. After item is received we will issue the refund of the original cost of the statue minus buyer is responsible for original delivery charges and any return shipping charges and pays shipping both ways *The Jumbo, Monumental and Heroic statues are special order and non refundable. These special order non refundable bronzes are made to order bronzes. All have approximate shipping times. All approximate shipping times may vary with the bronze completion time. All larger bronzes are shipped free by freight. Please provide a contact number for completion & delivery. All measurements are approximate. Mounting brackets for larger sizes can be welded on for permanent installation at your location for added $50.00.