Cyrus Edwin Dallin (1861-1944)
On the War Path
inscribed '© C.E. Dallin' (on the base)–numbered '#12' and stamped 'GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS/Q490' (along the base)
bronze with reddish brown patina
2112 in. (58.4 cm.) high;
22 in. (55.9 cm.) long
Modeled in 1914.
Private collection, Pennsylvania.
By descent to the present owner.
B.G. Proske, Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, South Carolina, 1968, pp. 25-27, another example referenced.
R.G. Francis, Cyrus E. Dallin: Let Justice be Done, Springville, Utah, 1976, pp. 43, 52, 210, 243, fig. 40, another example illustrated.
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According to Rell G. Francis, the present version of On the War Path was cast by the Gorham foundry in an edition of 17 between 1917-47. A smaller 8 in. model was also cast by Gorham in an edition of 44.

The sculpture reveals the artist's empathetic perspective towards Native Americans. The Sioux warrior on horseback is presumably on his way to battle, yet his backward gaze suggests a reluctance toward the impending violence.
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