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“He Shouted His Harsh Pathos at a Wild and Lonely Wind, but There Was No Response”

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“He Shouted His Harsh Pathos at a Wild and Lonely Wind, but There Was No Response”

Artist: Frederic Remington (American, 1861 - 1909)

Date: c. 1900
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
40 1/8 × 27 1/8 inches (101.9 × 68.9 cm)
Frame: 47 × 34 × 3 1/2 inches (119.4 × 86.4 × 8.9 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Signed: Frederic Remington (lower right)
Credit Line: Bequest of Nelda C. Stark, 1999
Object number: 31.10.7
Previous Number: 9931.10.7
Accession Number: 2003.5.1
Previous Number: 9939.3.1
Loan Number: 9993.7.1
Label Text:Remington painted this work as an illustration for a specific passage in a novel he wrote, "The Way of an Indian." The book tells a story of a Cheyenne chief, whose death signals the end of an era. The painting echoes that theme in its depiction of the Indian warrior, with his doomed infant son, at the edge of a precipice in a cold and barren landscape.
Provenance: Collection of William Randolph Hearst. unknown. purchased by 1941 though (Joseph Sartor Galleries, Dallas, Texas) H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965][1]; by inheritance to his wife Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; bequeathed December 13, 1999 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art | 1. A letter to H.J. Lutcher Stark from Thomas F. Hughes, of the Sabine Supply Company dated June 16, 1941 indicated that the painting was received display in his office. A pencil note on the letter indicated it was returned in 1960.
Exhibitions:
  • Bierstadt to O'Keeffe: Highlights from the Stark Museum of Art
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