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Inscription

lower right reverse, in monogram: JS; proper left on vertical plane of the ground: CIRE / C. VALSUANI / PERDUE

Provenance

The artist [1885-1956], Paris; by inheritance to his daughter, Monique Storrs Booz [1918-1985], Winnetka, Illinois; purchased 1969 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1923
Possibly Exhibition of Sculpture by John Storrs, Société Anonyme, New York; Arts Club of Chicago, 1923, no. 9, as Policeman.[1]
1965
Possibly A Gallery Survey of American Art, Downtown Gallery, New York, 8 September - 2 October 1965, unpublished checklist, as Gendarme.
1968
Selections from the Downtown Gallery, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, 2 January - 3 October 1968, no. 38 (checklist published in museum's quarterly news bulletin, vol. 16, no. 3, April 1968).
1969
John Storrs: A Retrospective Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2 May - 9 June 1969, no. 14, unpublished checklist.
1971
Forerunners of American Abstraction, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 18 November 1971 - 9 January 1972, no. 113, repro.
1978
The William A. Clark Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 26 April - 16 July 1978.
1979
Vanguard American Sculpture: 1913-1939, Rutgers University Art Gallery, New Brunswick; William Hayes Ackland Art Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha; Oakland Museum, 1979-1980, no. 122, fig. 40 (shown only in New Brunswick).
1986
John Storrs, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, 1986- 1987, unnumbered checklist.
2004
Figuratively Speaking: The Human Form in American Art, 1770-1950, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 20 November 2004 - 7 August 2005, unpublished checklist.
2007
Modernism: Designing a New World, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007.
2008
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1 March - 27 July 2008, unpublished checklist.
2009
American Bronzes from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 20009-2012.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013 - 28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Exhibition History Notes

[1] The New York venue did not have a checklist, but the checklist for the showing at the Arts Club of Chicao included "Policeman (bronze and silver plated)." Only the NGA cast, the version in a private collection, and possibly a third unlocated cast, fit this description. Both the New York and Chicago exhibitions were similiar, as is known from a letter written by Katherine Dreier to the artist, 6 April 1923: "Everything was sent, except the little piece [Untitled (The Dancer)] purchased by me." See Noel Frackman, "The Art of John Storrs," Ph.D. dissertaton, New York University, 1987: 132, 153 n. 49.

Bibliography
1987
Dinin, Kenneth. "John Storrs: Organic Functionalism in a Modern Idiom." The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts (Fall 1987): 66, fig. 23.