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Bighorn Rocky Mountain Ram

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Bighorn Rocky Mountain Ram

Artist: Paul Kane (Canadian, 1810 - 1871)

Date: 1847
Medium: watercolor and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
5 x 5 5/16 inches (12.7 x 13.5 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: 103 (reverse in red ink); 50 PK / 1922 (reverse in pen); 175 / 48; 116 (lower right in pencil); Rocky Mountain Sheep (lower right in black ink)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.78.97
Accession Number: 1965.2.917
Catalogue Raisonne: IV 256
WWC-Western Watercolor: wwc98
Label Text:"I made a sketch of a ram's head of an enormous size; his horns were similar in shape to those of our domestic ram, but measured forty-two inches in length." Kane, Wanderings, XXI
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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