Alexander Phimister Proctor (1862 - 1950)
10 x 38 x 6.5 inches
inscribed: A Phimister Proctor 1891 -1892 JNO Williams. Inc Bronze Foundry. N.Y. Copyright
Alexander Phimister Proctor was an American artist recognized as one of the nation’s foremost sculptors. He was classically trained and studied in New York and Paris. His sculpting interest was primarily centered around capturing animals in action
and that, coupled with his interest in all things Native American, parlayed into a long, and successful career. Proctor considered "Stalking Panther" his first “real bronze” and counted as “almost a masterpiece” by Chicago sculptor and historian Lorado Taft. One was presented to President Theodore Roosevelt in 1909 by his so-called Tennis Cabinet. The striding panther is a powerful work and exemplifies the anatomical knowledge of and research by its creator.
The sculpture appears to be in good condition with no damage or evidence of restoration. The surface of the sculpture has a light and dark brown patina.
Private Collection, Dallas, Texas