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The Chief Goes Through

Artist: Ernest Leonard Blumenschein (American, 1874 - 1960)

Date: 1956
Medium: oil on canvas
30 1/8 x 40 inches (76.5 x 101.6 cm)
Frame: 35 1/2 × 45 1/2 × 2 1/4 inches (90.2 × 115.6 × 5.7 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: "The Chief Goes Through." Never to be varnished. This would change all values E.L.B. (reverse, upper left, on stretcher); April to Oct 1956 - by Ernest L. Blumenschein Taos New Mexico U.S.A. please box at Museum/ This is the expenses prepaid to W.S. Budworth and son/ 424 W. 52nd New York NY (on reverse, painted); HJL Stark Box 201 Orange, Texas Nelda C. Stark (tacking edge, hand written)
Signed: E L BLUMENSCHEIN 1956 (lower right)
Credit Line: Partial Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965 and Partial Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1973
Object number: 31.30.9
Accession Number: 1965.2.516
Provenance: Artist; purchased June 23, 1957 by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965][1]; ½ interest bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; remaining ½ interest gifted June 15, 1973 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art | 1. Owned jointly by H.J. Lutcher Stark and Nelda C. Stark until his death at which point his ½ interest was bequeathed to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation.