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White Man's Weapon

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White Man's Weapon

Artist: Jules Tavernier (French, 1844 - 1889)

Date: 1880
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 x 22 inches (71.1 x 55.9 cm)
Frame: 36 5/8 × 30 1/2 × 3 5/8 inches (93 × 77.5 × 9.2 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: S. F. (lower right)
Signed: Jules Tavernier 1880 (lower right)
Credit Line: Purchase of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 2000
Object number: 31.243.1
Accession Number: 1999.9.1
Label Text:In 1873-74 two French-born artists, Jules Tavernier and Paul Frenzeny, traveled across the United States to produce illustrations of the West on assignment from Harper’s Weekly magazine. Tavernier visited Red Cloud Agency (in present-day Nebraska) where he made numerous sketches of the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Lakota. After settling in San Francisco, the artist produced this painting depicting changes in weaponry on the Plains.
Provenance: Purchased September 16, 2000 through (Browns Art Consultants, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska) by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art