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Fighting Bulls, 1900

  • Solon Hannibal Borglum, American, 1868-1922

Bronze

  • Overall: 4 1/8 × 20 3/4 × 3 inches (10.5 × 52.7 × 7.6 cm) Including base: 5 1/8 × 4 × 22 1/2 inches (13 × 10.2 × 57.2 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Booth

68.140

Department

American Art before 1950

Signed, under bull: Solo H. Borglum

Mrs. John Lord Booth

1968-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Proske, Beatrice Gilman. Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture. Murrells Inlet, SC, 1943, pp. 75, 77 (ill. of another example in Brookgreen Gardens). Tolles, Thayer. American Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 2: A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born Between 1865 and 1885. New York, 1999, p. 511, no. 228 (ill. of another example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.)

Solon Hannibal Borglum, Fighting Bulls, 1900, bronze. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Booth, 68.140.