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Camping on the Prairie

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Camping on the Prairie

Artist: Paul Kane (Canadian, 1810 - 1871)

Date: 1846
Medium: oil on paper
8 1/8 x 13 3/8 inches (20.6 x 34 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: 55 (reverse); Paul Kane/1846 (lower right); Scene & Camp on Scratching River (lower left)
Signed: Paul Kane/1846 (lower right in black ink)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.78.156
Accession Number: 1965.2.976
POP - Prairie Oil Painting: pop18
Catalogue Raisonne: IV 52
Label Text:Kane describes camping with a companion near Fort Garry (modern Winnipeg, Manitoba). The pair was on route to a buffalo hunt.

"… I procured a guide, a cart for my tent, etc., and a saddle horse for myself, and started after one of the bands. We travelled that day about thirty miles, and encamped in the evening on a beautiful plain covered with innumerable small roses." Kane, Wanderings, Chapter VI

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
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