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X's & O's
Anne Beard | chair | calfski...
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1.69.6169.1 | 2007 | overall height: 40.5 in, width: 22 in, L: 21 x 12 in, depth: 5.625 in, H: 7.25 in | X's & O's | Gift of Hilary Heminway | A - chair, B- pillow | 1.69.6169.1.jpg | cowgirl | saddle | horse | letter | chair | calfskin | brass | tacks | leather | wood | Anne Beard

Life and Adventur...
Riverside Printing Co., Milw...
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1.69.2506 | date unknown | H: 42 in, width: 28 in, mat height: 55 in, mat width: 32.5 in, Frame height: 58.5 in, Frame width: 36 in | Life and Adventures of Buffalo Bill | Printed at top: LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF BUFFALO BILL/ACTUAL SCENES IN MOVING PICTURES BY CODY HIMSELF, Printed lower right corner: RIVERSIDE/PRINTING CO./MILWAUKEE/2964, Attached at bottom is an off-white paper strip printed in blue: BARNSDALE WILL SHOW HERE/ E LIFE OF BUFFALO BILL/ OVING PICTURES.___ALL NEW AGAIN, Stamped on back in purple ink in upper and lower left corners: Please DO NOT destroy */or tear this down, we will/call for it after the show. | Four color lithograph poster with cowgirl lassoing a longhorn steer surrounded by 4 scenes of cowboys riding, roping, branding and bulldogging longhorn steers. Dimensions: Height is without paper add-on. Condition: Water damaged; tears on all edges-upper right edge is especially bad; paper add-on is missing corners and is badly torn in the center. | 1.69.2506.jpg | 1.69.2506.JPG | cowboys | cowgirl | longhorn | steer | poster | four color | lithograph | Riverside Printing Co., Milwaukee

At the End of Her...
Coe, Anne | Painting | acryl...
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2.93.1 | 1992 | H: 50.5 in, width: 50.5 in | At the End of Her Rope | Gift of the artist and Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Weiss | In western art of the past, women often seem to be absent, or when they do appear, they play passive roles. In contemporary western art, women have more prominent positions both as subjects and as artists. The cowgirl has become an heroic figure. Not merely a lovely companion, the cowgirl here provides the action, using a rope with prowess and with humor. | LRC, in script: Anne Coe | Pamphlet: Cody, Wyoming Relocation Guide; Cody Chamber of Commerce, Cody, Wyoming; 2004; inside back cover | 2.93.1.JPG | cowgirl | roping | Cadillac | horse | Painting | acrylic on canvas | Coe, Anne

"A Woman! A Girl...
Duer, Douglas | Painting | b...
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13.85 | ca. 1912 | H: 23 in, width: 16.5 in | "A Woman! A Girl! I've Killed a Girl!" | Gift of Irma D. Larom. | LR: DOUGLAS DUER -, Stretcher back: Lewoth, Faint inscriptions on canvas illegible | This is an illustration for the first edition of Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage. | 13.85.jpg | 13.85.JPG | illustration | cowgirl | Riders of the Purple Sage | Painting | black and white | oil on canvas | Duer, Douglas

1.69.5075
sun catcher | brass | glass
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1.69.5075 | 1995 | L: 8.375 in, width: 4.75 in, depth: .125 in | top: CAPEWELL HORSE NAILS | Sun catcher with brass trim. Image from a poster of a woman riding a bronc, poster is an advertisement for Capewell Horse Nails. Inscriptions throughout sun catcher. | 1.69.5075.JPG | cowgirl | bronc | sun catcher | brass | glass

Untitled
Howell-Sickles, Donna | Pain...
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37.09 | 2009 | H: 12 in, width: 12 in | Untitled | Gift of the artist | LR: Donna Howell-Sickles (copyright symbol) 09 | LR: Donna Howell-Sickles (copyright symbol) 09 | 37.09.jpg | barbed wire | fence | cowgirl | Painting | acrylic on canvas | Howell-Sickles, Donna

A Matter of Choice
Howell-Sickles, Donna | Pain...
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14.93 | 1993 | H: 44.5 in, width: 30 in, Frame height: 55 in, Frame width: 40.75 in | A Matter of Choice | William E. Weiss Purchase Award - 1993 Buffalo Bill Art Show | Texas artist Donna Howell-Sickles began portraying cowgirls when a friend gave her an old postcard of a waving cowgirl with a caption reading "Greetings from a real cowgirl of the old Southwest." Howell-Sickles became interested in the combination of "real" cowgirls and the fake, glamourized image. "The cowgirl has become my icon for woman in general . . ." the artist has said. | llc, in script: Donna Howell Sickles c (in a circle) 93 | The painting features a cowgirl and has representations of the phases of the moon and a feather. According to the artist, the feather is a reference to the Egyptian deity, Maat. After death your heart is weighed against her pure white feather. If they balance, you are all right. If your heart is heavier, you still have work to do. The artist placed a mythological reference with her contemporary cowgirl, noting that all of us were at one time looking for someone pure of heart. | 14.93.JPG | cowgirl | Painting | mixed media on paper | Howell-Sickles, Donna

Home on the Range
Rudolph, Jeffrey B. | Sculpt...
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18.95.1 | 1995 | H: 26.25 in, width: 16.5 in, depth: 9.75 in, overall height: 38.25 in, overall width: 16.5 in, overall depth: 13.375 in | Home on the Range | William E. Weiss Purchase Award - 1995 Buffalo Bill Art Show | plaque on wooden base: HOME ON THE RANGE/ Rudolph | 18.95.1.2.JPG | cowgirl | child | Sculpture | alabaster | Rudolph, Jeffrey B.

Cowgirl
Haseltine, Herbert | A. Vals...
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15.69 | H: 12.5 in, L: 10 in, width: 7 in, marble base length: 10 in, marble base width: 7.5 in | Cowgirl | Gift of the Honorable Robert D. Coe. | A sculptor of equestrian statues, Haseltine studied and lived in Paris. He was a friend of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Cowboy and Cowgirl were cast after his death from models in his studio. | right rear corner of base: Herbert Haseltine (design) [stamped left rear corner:] (diamond) CIRE/A.VALSUANA/PERDUE | 15.69.JPG | Other | Animal | cowgirl | Sculpture | bronze | Haseltine, Herbert | A. Valsuana Perdue-foundry

Ghost Riders in t...
Gregg, Paul | Painting | oil...
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1.92 | 1941 | H: 23.5 in, width: 23 in, Frame height: 28.75 in, Frame width: 27 in | Ghost Riders in the Sky | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Henderson | lrc: PAUL/GREGG 1941/PP (indecipherible) | Donor stated that painting inspired the writing of the song with the same title. | 1.92.jpg | 1.92.JPG | illustration | cattle | cowboy song | Cowboy | cowgirl | Painting | oil on canvas | Gregg, Paul

Eventually She Br...
Koerner, W.H.D. | Painting |...
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10.84 | 1925 | width: 30 in, H: 36 in, Frame width: 32.625 in, Frame height: 38.625 in | Eventually She Brought Him to a Standstill | Gift in memory of Margaret Elizabeth Stewart MacFarland | By the 1920s, the West had become an important setting for popular fiction, and the wild horse often played a significant role in the storyline. Illustrations were used to enhance the drama, excitement and appeal of the narratives. Koerner, a well-known illustrator of western stories, created this painting for Hal C. Evarts' story "The Painted Stallion," which first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post, September 26-October 10, 1925. | On stretcher - The Painted Stallion. #1./ Eventually she brought him to a standstill and sat watching the desert horses faded from the landscape. Label on stretcher - must not be used in any newspaper or periodical, except the Saturday Evening Post, nor may it be reproduced as an advertisement or in connection with advertising matter. Canvas back in pencil or charcoal - P7435a/-6 - | 10.84.JPG | 10.84.web.jpg | 10.84.jpg | 10.84.jpg | wild | horse | illustration | cowgirl | Painting | oil on canvas | W.H.D. Koerner (1878-1938) Eventually She Brought Him to a Standstill 1925, oil on canvas Gift in memory of Margaret Elizabeth Stewart MacFarland Active and independent women were popular in western fiction of the 1920s. In Hal G. Evarts’ novel The Painted Stallion, Millie Powers rode a powerful horse bareback across the desert in pursuit of her beloved mare, Patches. Koerner illustrates the scene where she chased a herd to no avail. 10.84 | Koerner, W.H.D.

The Cowgirl Crow ...
Piehl, Walter, Jr. | Drawing...
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6.91 | 1990 | H: 29.961 in, width: 25.125 in | The Cowgirl Crow Hop | William E. Weiss Memorial Fund Purchase | Upper center, in script: the cowgirl crow hop; Lower center, in script: the crow hop is a flat loop spun close to the ground in a /counter clock wise direction. the spinner steps in and out of the/loop with each turn of the spoke c 1990 walter piehl | Hinges should be examained by a paper conservator. | 6.91.JPG | roping | cowgirl | Drawing | pencil on paper | Piehl, Walter, Jr.