Frank Mayo (1839-1896) as Davy Crockett
Off-white painted and overpainted plaster
Overall: 24 7/8 x 9 1/4 x 8 1/8 in. ( 63.2 x 23.5 x 20.6 cm )
signed: proper right of tree stump: "D. B. Sheahan/sculp/NY 1883" inscribed: proper left of proper left foot: "Copyriht 1888/38/D B Sheahan" inscribed: front of base: "FRANK MAYO/AS DAVY CROCKETT"
The copyright inscription is an indication that this statuette was reproduced in great quanitity. Mayo was also represented in similar costume in a theatrical photograph taken by Sarony of NY. The Museum of the City of NY has a copy of this photograph; CAP, 1974 cat # 1391
Gift of Mr. Raphael A. Weed
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.