on right rear of base: H A MACNEIL Sc / R.R.S.[Roman Rinehart Scholar] ROME; on left side of base: THE SUN VOW; foundry mark: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS 1905
Marks and Labels
FM: Roman Bronze Works
Purchased from the artist June 1905 by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.
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