Lassoing Wild Horses, 1898

  • Solon Hannibal Borglum, American, 1868-1922
  • Roman Bronze Works, N.Y., founded 1899, active 19th-20th century


  • Overall: 30 × 25 × 15 inches (76.2 × 63.5 × 38.1 cm)

Gift of Ralph Harman Booth



American Art before 1950

  • Bronze
  • Sculpture
  • Lasso
  • New york
  • Paris
  • Horses

Signed, on top of base, running from front to rear: Solon Borglum.

Mark, on left rear third of the base (the section of the base over which the horse's tail extends): Roman Bronze Works N.Y.

Inscribed, on left side of base, near rear of piece, the letters G L U M are barely discernible.

Ralph Harman Booth; 1916-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Societé des Artistes Français, Salon de 1898. Exh. cat., La Galerie des Machines. Paris, 1898, no. 3195. [as La chasse des chevaux sauvages”] Goodrich, Arthur. “The Frontier in Sculpture.” World’s Work, Vol.3. 1902, p. 1864. Frank Sewell. “ A Sculpture of the Prairie, Solon H. Borglum.” The Century Magazine (June 1904): p. 249. Armstrong, Selene Ayer. “Solon H. Borglum: Sculpture of American Life.” Craftsman 12 (1907): p. 388. Bulletin of the DIA 10, 7 (March 1916). American Sculpture: 1900-1965. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1965, no. 8. Broder, P.J. Bronzes of the American West. New York, 1973, p. 74 (pl. 64, of another example at the Gilcrest Institute, Tulsa). “Family Art Game.” DIA Advertising Supplement. Detroit News (April 29, 1984): p. 25 (ill.).

Solon Hannibal Borglum; Roman Bronze Works, N.Y., Lassoing Wild Horses, 1898, bronze. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Ralph Harman Booth, 16.13.