Artist Solon Hannibal Borglum, American, 1868-1922
Foundry Roman Bronze Works, N.Y., founded 1899, active 19th-20th century
  • Lassoing Wild Horses
Date 1898
Medium bronze
Dimensions Overall: 30 × 25 × 15 inches (76.2 × 63.5 × 38.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Ralph Harman Booth
Accession Number 16.13
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed, on top of base, running from front to rear: Solon Borglum.
Marks 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.
Inscriptions 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.).