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Chief Ninigret Statue

Item

987PC52X_125.jpg

Title

Chief Ninigret Statue

Description

Enid Bland Yandell poses with model and sculpture of Indian Chief Ninigret. This was Enid's last major public commission which depicted the Niantic chief know for his peaceful relations with European settlers in his territory of Rhode Island. The model for the figure was a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, performing in Paris at the time. The finished work presently rests on a rock beside the bay in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. A version of Chief Ninigret was one of two works which Yandell exhibited in the 1913 Armory Show. The other work featured was the Five Sense Fountain.

Source

Enid Bland Yandell Photograph Collection, The Filson Historical Society

Date

Format

Identifier

987PC52X.125

Original Format

black-and-white photograph

Citation

Yandell, Enid Bland (1869-1934), “Chief Ninigret Statue,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 22, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/125.