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Cowboy Wearing Chartreuse Scarf on Bucking Horse

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Cowboy Wearing Chartreuse Scarf on Bucking Horse

Artist: Laverne Nelson Black (American, 1887 - 1938)

Medium: oil on paperboard
Dimensions:
15 x 13 5/16 inches (38.1 x 33.8 cm)
Frame: 24 1/4 × 22 1/4 × 1 inches (61.6 × 56.5 × 2.5 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Signed: La Verne Nelson Black (lower right)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.13.12
Accession Number: 1965.1.712
Label Text:The colorful scarf or bandanna highlights the clothing of this cowboy. The neckpiece was practical. It could be pulled up over part of the face to shield from blowing dust. It also has become a decorative element in cowboy clothing. Laverne Nelson Black’s painting might have been part of a series called “A Bunch of Buckskins.” Black paid tribute to Frederic Remington who produced a series of western types that he called “A Bunch of Buckskins.” Both artists depicted western figures from different backgrounds. Black’s series included cowboys, Mexican vaqueros, and Indians.
Provenance: Laverne Nelson Black's sister; (Carlton Palmer, Atlantla, Georgia) purchased February 15, 1959 by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
Exhibitions:
  • Cowboy Legends and Life