- Hyatt Huntington, Anna Vaughn
(1876–1973) was an exceptional and highly productive American sculptress. She was an animalier of outstanding achievement. Working over a period of 70 years in a traditional, academic style, she is recognized as one of world’s finest animal sculptors. Replicas of her statues and sculptures can be found all around the world.
This sculpture shows a dying man, giving a torch, symbol of knowledge, to a young man on a horse, thus symbolizing the transmission of western culture and civilization through history.