Lot 176: [Mormonism] Cyrus Edwin Dallin, American (1861-1944)

[Mormonism] Cyrus Edwin Dallin, American (1861-1944)- 9 Magic Lantern glass slides (3.25"x4"), from an old collection. At least one image (of Dallin working on the Paul Revere sculpture that he would eventually make on a large scale for Boston) by noted press photographer Leslie Jones, who worked for almost four decades with the Boston Herald-Traveller . Selection of images of the noted sculptor of the American West, including portraits and images depicting the master at work. 2 duplicates, each colored differently. 2 images depicting an elderly Dallin and his dog. All slides presumably made in the 1920's and 1930's.
Originally from Utah, Dallin was considered one of the great American sculptors of the west. Despite leaving the Mormon church, Dallin created the Angel Moroni figure for the Temple in Salt Lake City. He also famously made the "Appeal to the Great Spirit" which still greets visitors outside Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, as well as several other notable sculptures around the country. These images offer a rare and candid view of the great master at home and at work.

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