Artist David Smith, American, 1906 - 1965
  • Spectre Riding the Golden Ass
Date 1945
Medium bronze
Dimensions Overall: 11 3/4 × 12 1/4 × 4 inches (29.8 × 31.1 × 10.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Robert H. Tannahill
Accession Number 47.60
Department Contemporary Art after 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed, top of base: David Smith 45
Inscriptions Inscribed (signed and dated) on top of base in left rear corner: David Smith 45
The artist's studio;
(Willard Gallery, New York, New York, USA);
1947-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Page, Addison Franklin. Modern Sculpture: A Picture Book of Modern Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1950, pp. 36, 37 (ill.).

American Sculpture 1900-1965. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1965, no. 58.

McCoy, G., ed. David Smith. New York, 1973, fig. 30, p. 102, (ill.).

Robert Hudson Tannahill Memorial Exhibition. Exh. cat., Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Grosse Pointe, MI, 1978, p. 22.

David Smith, the Formative Years. Exh. cat., Edmonton Art Gallery. Alberta, 1981, p. 61 (ill.).