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Cree Indian

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Cree Indian

Artist: Paul Kane (Canadian, 1810 - 1871)

Date: 1848
Medium: oil on paper
Dimensions:
12 1/4 × 9 3/4 inches (31.1 × 24.8 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: 73 / 147 / 1922 (reverse); A Cree Indian from / Edmonton- / 79 / 79 (lower right)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.78.154
Accession Number: 1965.2.974
Catalogue Raisonne: IV 139
POP - Prairie Oil Painting: pop16
Label Text:"I spent a very pleasant and interesting month at Fort Pitt.” Kane noted that this location was a principal place to see Cree Indians. He had “ample opportunity of studying their habits and manners. I took an elaborate sketch of a pipe-stem carrier with his medicine pipe-stem." Kane, “Wanderings of an Artist”, Chapter XXIII
Provenance: Artist; by descent to his grandson, Paul Kane III [1889-1958], Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; purchased September 17, 1957 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
Exhibitions:
  • Bierstadt to O'Keeffe: Highlights from the Stark Museum of Art
Terms
  • Saskatchewan