Charles Schreyvogel (1861-1912) The Last Drop 12in high

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Lot 81
Charles Schreyvogel
(1861-1912)
The Last Drop 12in high

US$ 60,000 - 80,000
£ 48,000 - 64,000
Charles Schreyvogel (1861-1912)
The Last Drop
inscribed 'Copyright 1903 / Chas Schreyvogel' (on the base) and 'No. 82' (underneath the base) and stamped 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-' (along the base)
bronze with dark brown patina
12in high

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Thomas Fitch Rowland, Jr. (President, Continental Iron Works), Brooklyn, New York.
    William E. Coykendall, New York.
    Sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, April 23, 1982, lot 183.
    (probably) Acquired by the late owner from the above.

    Literature
    H. McCracken, Great Painters and Illustrators of the Old West, New York, 1952, p. 202.
    E. Ainsworth, The Cowboy in Art, New York, 1968, pp. 48-49, another example illustrated.
    J.D. Horan, The Life and Art of Charles Schreyvogel: Painter-Historian of the Indian-Fighting Army of the American West, New York, 1969, p. 27, pl. 39, another example illustrated.
    P. Rossi, D. Hunt, The Art of the Old West, New York, 1971, p. 230, another example illustrated.
    P.J. Broder, Bronzes of the American West, New York, 1974, pp. 202, 204-05, another example illustrated.
    H. McCracken, The West of Buffalo Bill: Frontier Art, Indian Crafts, Memorabilia from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, New York, 1974, p. 196.
    W.C. Foxley, Frontier Spirit: Catalog of the Collection of the Museum of Western Art, Denver, Colorado, 1983, p. 110, no. 76, another example illustrated.
    G.A. Reynolds, American Bronze Sculpture: 1850 to the Present, Newark, New Jersey, 1984, p. 23.
    S. Campbell, The American West: People, Places, and Ideas, Corning, New York, 2001, n.p., pl. 62, another example illustrated.
    L.D. Rosenfeld, A Century of American Sculpture: The Roman Bronze Works Foundry, New York, 2002, p. 138.
    S.H. McGarry, Honoring The Western Tradition: The L.D. "Brink" Brinkman Collection, Kerrville, Texas, 2003, p. 36, illustrated.
    T. Tolles, T.B. Smith, The American West in Bronze: 1850-1925, New York, 2013, p. 122, no. 71, fig. 153, another example illustrated.

    Charles Schreyvogel primarily produced paintings throughout his career, The Last Drop was among only three works the artist executed in bronze. This model was the second sculpture he produced among the grouping and still remains today one of the artist's most enduring images. The Last Drop was originally created as the model for a painting of the same subject.
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