Object name: Custer's Last Stand
Accession Number: 19.69
Date : 1899
Gloss: Paxson researched the Battle of the Little Bighorn and spent several years completing the painting. He then circulated it as a traveling exhibition. As part of the explanatory material on the painting, he prepared an outline key which identified the major figures (see diagram at right).
Dimensions: H: 70.5 in, width: 106 in, Frame height: 98 x 73.75 in, Frame width: 132.75 x 108.75 in, frame depth: 2 in
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Remarks: Source: Paxson Heirs
Inscription: LRC: copyright by/E.S. Paxson Butte/M./99 [verso, LL:] E.S. Paxson/Butte Mont. U.S.A./copyright applied for -
Synopsis: Painting- Custer's Last Stand- Paxson, Edgar Samuel- oil on canvas- military- Figure- Indian- Group- Animal- LRC: copyright by/E.S. Paxson Butte/M./99 [verso, LL:] E.S. Paxson/Butte Mont. U.S.A./copyright applied for -- Source: Paxson Heirs
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Custer's Last Stand
Paxson's painting of Custer's Last Stand--the very definition of iconic. Very heavy with the frame, but maybe a crane could move through the Whitney Museum's back window to lift the painting to the waiting truck?
Most accurate portrayal of LBH
Edgar S. Paxson's "Custer's Last Stand"