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Boy Dressed as Cowboy with Rifle and Two Dogs

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Boy Dressed as Cowboy with Rifle and Two Dogs

Artist: William Herbert Dunton (American, 1878 - 1936)

Medium: pencil and watercolor on whatman paper
Dimensions:
10 7/8 × 13 1/4 inches (27.6 × 33.7 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Signed: (writing at top has been cut off, no signature)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.21.288
Accession Number: 1965.2.118
Label Text:The cowboy as a heroic figure has long appealed to children. Wild West shows entertained families. Movies and television popularized the cowboy image. They inspired children to play as cowboys. Dunton drew his young cowboy with a pose of confident swagger.
Provenance: purchased May 11, 1942 through (Joseph Sartor, Dallas, Texas) by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
Exhibitions:
  • Cowboy Legends and Life