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Fine Art

'The Wave' by Charles Cary Rumsey (1879-1922)

We're proud to present the finest Charles Cary Rumsey (1879-1922) sculpture still in a private collection.

In addition to being a world class sculptor, CCR was an eight-goal polo player and his equestrian patrons included Harry Payne Whitney & Thomas Hitchcock. 

Perhaps his most celebrated work is the 1916 frieze on Carrere and Hastings' Manhattan Bridge in New York City, titled "Buffalo Hunt". 

This monumental work, "The Wave" circa 1910 has never been offered for sale before now.

Futhermore, it's been in our Cary Family for the last seventy-three years as it was presented to our late parents Charles & Rhoda Coogan (Polo Grounds) Cary as a wedding present by Charles & Mary Rumsey of Sands Point, LI, NY in 1946.

This prestigious work stood in the courtyard of our East Aurora, NY 100 acre equestrian estate (see image) from 1955 until 1985 when it was placed on 'extended loan' to the The (Charles) Burchfield Penney Art Center on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, NY where it's been prominently displayed for the last 34 years.

Bronze, 39.25"H x 25.5"W x 28.75"D

Provenance: The Estate of Mrs. Charles Cary (1922-2000)

Thence by descent to her sons: Charles, George, Trumbull & Thomas

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