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Appeal to the Great Spirit
Cyrus Edwin Dallin (1861-1944) American Sculptor
Cast in 1909 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
front entrance
jpg: Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum 

A struggling talented artist, he studied under T.H. Bartlett. He finally became noticed in Boston and was friends with Augustus St. Gaudens and John Singer Sargent. He would eventually get the commission for the front sculpture of the Museum of Fine Arts "Appeal to the Great Spirit" which is one of his best known works.   

Sargent visited Dallin's home in Arlington, MA, just outside of Boston in 1916 where he sketched his front Portico. 

John Singer Sargent  
Dallin's Home Portico 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 


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