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Casanov, Noted Warrior, Chief from Fort Vancouver

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Casanov, Noted Warrior, Chief from Fort Vancouver

Artist: Paul Kane (Canadian, 1810 - 1871)

Date: c. 1846-1847
Medium: oil on paper
Dimensions:
9 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches (24.8 x 20.6 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: 17 / 173 PK / 1922 (reverse); OE 2601 / B603- (upper right, in pencil); 93. (upper right); Chinook Indian Columbia River (lower left, in black ink)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.78.201
Catalogue Raisonne: IV 418
WOP-Western Oil Painting: wop4
Accession Number: 1965.3.21
Label Text:"Casanov is a man of advanced age, and resides principally at Fort Vancouver. I made a sketch of him while staying at the fort. Previously to 1829 Casanov was considered a powerful chief, and could lead into the filed 1000 men, but that year the Hudson's Bay Company and emigrants from the United States introduced the plough for the first time into Oregon; and the locality, hitherto considered one of the most healthy, was almost depopulated by the fever and ague." Kane, Wanderings, Chapter XII
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:
  • Paul Kane: Intrepid Artist and Adventurer
Terms
  • Fort Vancouver