Object name: The Conquest of the Prairie
Accession Number: 14.64
Date : 1908
Gloss: This painting portrays William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody as the guide bringing modern life to the West. In the distance gleams the future--an industrialized city. Cody purchased this painting from the artist and displayed it in the Irma Hotel where it hung until it was donated to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.
Dimensions: H: 47.25 in, width: 118.5 in, Frame height: 59.625 in, Frame width: 130.75 in
Credit Line: Bequest in memory of the Houx and Newell families
Inscription: LLC: Copyrighted 1908/Irving R. Bacon
Synopsis: Painting- The Conquest of the Prairie- Bacon, Irving R.- oil on canvas- Cody, William F.- transportation- Indian- Group- Landscape- Animal- Cowboy- LLC: Copyrighted 1908/Irving R. Bacon- LRC: Irving R. Bacon/Munich 1908
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Conquest of Prairie. Irving R. Bacon 1908
Bacon's "Conquest of the Prairie" has never been a favorite of mine, but it does compress many aspects of so-called "conquest" of the West into one image.