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The Last of Their Race

Artist: John Mix Stanley (American, 1814 - 1872)

Date: 1857
Medium: oil on canvas
35 1/8 x 52 1/8 inches (89.2 x 132.4 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.23.10
Accession Number: 1965.2.252
Label Text:Many Euro-Americans in the nineteenth century believed that the Indian was a vanishing race. Stanley painted an allegory of this idea. He depicted representatives of different Indian tribes and of diverse ages from infant to old age, all at the brink of the ocean with the sun setting in the distance.
Provenance: Purchased February 4, 1958 through (Edward Eberstadt & Sons, New York, New York) 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
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