Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Dallas
Texas

Commerce Street 1810
(Mercantile Continental Building)

Cowboy mosaic

Millard Sheets
1959

Dallas /  Cowboy mosaic   Dallas /  Cowboy mosaic

Description

Mosaic high-relief sculpture - 9.1 m high - including a cowboy, native Americans, horses and wild animals made of carved stone and brightly colored Italian glass mosaic tiles and 22-karat gold ornamentation.

Signature

Millard Sheets

Annotation

Commissioned for the building by legendary Dallas banker R.L. Thornton, who had a thing for cowboys. He was fond of wearing Western hats and was one of the city's most notable business gunslingers. It was Mr. Thornton who

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 32°46'49" W 96°47'44"

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