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Yellowstone Falls
Bierstadt, Albert | Painting...
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2.63 | ca. 1881 | H: 44.25 in, width: 30.5 in, Frame height: 54 in, Frame width: 39.5 in, frame depth: 4.5 in | Yellowstone Falls | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Taggart | The author of one of the first guidebooks to Yellowstone National Park wrote that he "had the pleasure of sitting beside and conversing with the famous American artist, Bierstadt, as he was seated on a point in the Grand Canyon about 400 feet below the surface engaged in reproducing in oil, upon canvas, the Grand Canyon and Falls. It was indeed marvelous to see with what rapidity and accuracy these scenes were by him transferred to the canvas." | LLC: ABierstadt | Acoustiguide. | Magazine: Yellowstone Science; Volume 13, number 3, summer 2005; article: Yellowstone, Art, and the Emergence of Aesthetic Conservation by Peter H. Hassrick; U.S. Department of the Interior; page 9 | 2.63.jpg | 2.63.jpg | 2.63.JPG | 2.63.jpg | 2.63.web.jpg | Yellowstone Falls | Landscape | Painting | oil on canvas | Bierstadt, Albert

Col. William F. C...
Bonheur, Rosa | Painting | o...
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8.66 | 1889 | H: 18.5 in, width: 15.25 in, Frame height: 24 in, Frame width: 21 in, frame depth: 2.5 in | Col. William F. Cody | Given in memory of William R. Coe and Mai Rogers Coe | Buffalo Bill enthralled Europeans with his Wild West exhibition when he took it to Paris in 1889. Bonheur visited the grounds of Cody's Wild West to sketch the exotic American animals and the Indian warriors with their families. Cody, in turn, accepted the invitation of Rosa Bonheur to visit her chateau in Fontainebleau where she painted this portrait. For Rosa Bonheur, Buffalo Bill embodied the freedom and independence of the United States | LLC: "Rosa Bonheur/ -1889-" | Acoustiguide. | Book: Iconic America: A Roller-Coaster Ride Through the Eye-popping Panorama of American Pop Culture; by Tommy Hilfiger with George Lois; Universe Publishing, a division of Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.; New York, 2007, page 99 (detail) | 8.66.jpg | 8.66.jpg | 8.66.jpg | 8.66.JPG | 8.66.jpg | 8.66.web.jpg | Figure | Landscape | Animal | Buffalo Bill | Painting | oil on canvas | Bonheur, Rosa

Waiting for a Chi...
Russell, Charles M. | Painti...
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88.60 | ca. 1903 | H: 20.5 in, width: 29 in, Frame height: 33.5 in, Frame width: 41.5 in, frame depth: 2 in | Waiting for a Chinook | Gift of Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation, Inc. | Severe storms in the winter of 1886 - 1887 brought ruin to Montana's cattle industry. When owners of a herd of 5,000 cattle requested a report on their herd, cowboy Charles Russell simply drew a starving cow about to drop before ravenous wolves and titled it Waiting for a Chinook, (a warm west wind). His drawing conveyed the impending disaster more eloquently than any written report. Later he painted this larger version and added the additional title by which the work had become known, The Last of 5000. | LLC: C M Russell(skull);LL: Waiting For A Chinook/The Last of 5000 | Film: Theodore Roosevelt: An American Lion; Greystone Communications, North Hollywood, CA; two (2) film tape set; 2003| | 88.60.jpg | 88.60.JPG | 88.60.jpg | 88.60.web.jpg | 88.60.jpg | 88.60.jpg | 88.60.jpg | Landscape | Animal | wolf | Group | Painting | watercolor on paper | Russell, Charles M.

"Bucking"
Wyeth, N.C. | Painting | oil...
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2.77 | 1904-1905 | H: 38 in, width: 26.125 in, Frame height: 46.125 in, Frame width: 34 in | "Bucking" | Gift of John M. Schiff | N.C. Wyeth headed a family of three generations of artists. He was the father of Henriette and Andrew Wyeth and grandfather of James Wyeth. Henriette married one of her father's pupils, artist Peter Hurd. | LL: N. C. Wyeth/Jim's Canyon Colo./-1904- | Catalog rasionne: N.C. Wyeth: Catlaog Raisonne of Paintings, Volume one, Christine B. Podmaniczky, Scala Publishers Limited, London 2008, pages 136-137 | 2.77.JPG | 2.77.jpg | 2.77.jpg | Animal | Landscape | Cowboy | Painting | oil on canvas | N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) Bucking (Jim’s Canyon Colo.) 1904-1905, oil on canvas Gift of John M. Schiff N.C. Wyeth headed a family of three generations of artists. He was the father of Henriette and Andrew Wyeth and grandfather of James Wyeth. Henriette married one of her father’s pupils, artist Peter Hurd. 2.77 | N. C. Wyeth made his first trip out West in 1904, even though he had already obtained several commissions for Western illustrations as a young art student. He worked for three weeks on a cattle roundup in Colorado, which provided the inspiration for a series of swashbuckling paintings about cowboys and life on the trail. Wyeth used these images to accompany “A Day at the Roundup,” a story he wrote for Scribner’s Magazine. | Wyeth, N.C.

The Conquest of t...
Bacon, Irving R. | Painting ...
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14.64 | 1908 | H: 47.25 in, width: 118.5 in, Frame height: 59.625 in, Frame width: 130.75 in | The Conquest of the Prairie | Bequest in memory of the Houx and Newell families | 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. | LLC: Copyrighted 1908/Irving R. Bacon | LRC: Irving R. Bacon/Munich 1908 | 14.64.jpg | 14.64 URC detail of frame.jpg | 14.64.JPG | 14.64.jpg | 14.64.jpg | 14.64.web.jpg | Landscape | Indian | Cowboy | Group | Animal | Cody, William F. | transportation | Painting | oil on canvas | Irving R. Bacon portrays William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody as a guide bringing modern life to the West. A group of mounted warriors, whose way of life will soon be displaced, observes Cody’s approach, while an industrial city gleams on the horizon. Cody purchased this painting from the artist and displayed it in his Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyoming, where it hung until it was donated to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. | Bacon, Irving R.

The Golden Gate, ...
Moran, Thomas | Painting | o...
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4.75 | 1893 | H: 36.25 in, width: 50.25 in, Frame height: 46.5 in, Frame width: 60.5 in, frame depth: 4 in | The Golden Gate, Yellowstone National Park | Museum purchase | Moran's name became synonymous with Yellowstone. He accompanied the official governmental expedition into the region in 1871. His sketches of the wonders helped to convince Congress to establish Yellowstone as the first national park. The artist returned to the Park in 1892 and painted a view of the pass named Golden Gate. | LRC: TMoran./1893 | Book: Exhibition catalog; America! Storie di pittura dal Nuovo Mondo; linead'ombralibri, Treviso, Italy; 2007; page 64-65 | 4.75.jpg | 4.75.jpg | 4.75.JPG | 4.75.jpg | 4.75.jpg | 4.75.web.jpg | transportation | Figure | Landscape | Group | Animal | Painting | oil on canvas | Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Golden Gate, Yellowstone National Park 1893, oil on canvas Museum purchase Thomas "Yellowstone" Moran was the artist's nickname because of his close ties to Yellowstone National Park. He joined an official government expedition to the region in 1871. The artist returned to the Park in 1892 and painted a view of the pass named Golden Gate. 4.75 | Born in England, Thomas Moran created thousands of oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints of the American West. The artist accompanied Ferdinand V. Hayden’s 1871 survey of the Yellowstone region and catapulted to fame the following year when Congress purchased his monumental painting The Grand Cañon of the Yellowstone, 1872. Twenty years later Moran returned to Yellowstone to paint the dramatic landscapes that had made him famous. This view of the passage known as the Golden Gate highlights a new trestle, built to accommodate the growing number of tourists drawn to America’s first national park. | Moran, Thomas

Bronco Buster
Russell, Charles M. | Painti...
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58.72 | 1915 | sight height: 11 in, sight width: 16.625 in, Frame height: 20.75 in, Frame width: 26.5 in, mat width: 21.875 in, mat height: 16.25 in, frame depth: 1.75 in | Bronco Buster | Gift of William E. Weiss | Semi-broken horses or "broncs," required considerable "unlimbering" by their riders. The bronco buster-a person who breaks wild horses-had the daunting task of mastering the full repertoire of tricks the horse was capable of inflicting. The theme of subjugation flourished in late 19th and early 20th century Western American art, and works that captured the taming of wild horses often served as a metaphor for the taming of the West itself. | LL: C M Russell/(skull)/1915/c. | Restrictions: May not be sold or traded under any circumstances. | 58.72.JPG | 58.72.jpg | 58.72.jpg | 58.72.web.jpg | Animal | Cowboy | Landscape | Painting | watercolor on paper | Russell, Charles M.

Stormy Morning in...
Remington, Frederic | Painti...
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40.67 | 1906 | H: 12 in, width: 16 in, Frame height: 18 in, Frame width: 22 in, frame depth: 3 in | Stormy Morning in the Bad Lands | Gift of The Coe Foundation | LRC: Frederic Remington/(unclear wording) | This was formerly known as Untitled (Indian camp on Cheyenne River) | 40.67.jpg | 40.67.jpg | 40.67.JPG | 40.67.jpg | 40.67.web.jpg | Other | Landscape | teepees | Painting | oil on canvas | Frederic Remington (1861-1909) Stormy Morning in the Badlands 1906, oil on canvas Gift of The Coe Foundation 40.67 | Remington, Frederic

Mih-Tutta-Hangkus...
Bodmer, Karl | Print | engra...
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21.69.16 | ca. 1840-1843 | Sheet height: 18.125 in, Sheet width: 24.875 in | Mih-Tutta-Hangkusch./A Mandan Village | Gift of Clara S. Peck | URC: Tab. 16.;lower center printed: London, published by Ackermann & Co. 96 Strand.;lower center embossed: C.Bodmer/Direct;alos French Inscriptions. | 21.69.16.jpg | Landscape | Indian | transportation | Group | Print | engraving | aquatint | Bodmer, Karl

A Glimpse of St. ...
Kleiber, Hans | Print | etch...
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31.71.12 | Image height: 11.75 in, Image width: 9.75 in, Sheet height: 15.5 in, Sheet width: 12.125 in | A Glimpse of St. Mary's Lake, Glacier Park | Gift of Lucile M. Wright | Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Printed on comp LLC: HK, Handwritten on sheet LLC: A Glimpse of St. Mary's Lake, Glacier Park, Handwritten on sheet LLC: out of print, Handwritten on sheet LRC: 470 | Title: Lake, Glacier Park written in pencil | 31.71.12.JPG | Landscape | Print | etching | Kleiber, Hans

Looking Down Yell...
Stuart, J.E.(James Everett) ...
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32.73 | Sept 12 1887 | H: 54.25 in, width: 36 in, Frame height: 61 in, Frame width: 43 in, frame depth: 2.75 in | Looking Down Yellowstone Canyon From Point Defiance | Museum Purchase, Harold McCracken Special Acquistion Fund | A California landscape painter, Stuart spent several seasons in Yellowstone. In his diary for 1886 he wrote: "I was chatting to tourists about paintings most of the day but made no sales." For the date inscribed on this painting, his journal entry read: "I brought in my dawn sketch Looking Down the Canyon. It was snowing all day therefore could not work outside. I wrote several letters." | LRC: J. E. Stuart/Sept. 12. 1887. | Source: (Purchased by Harold McCracken Special Acquistion Fund) | Portfolio: The Yellowstone Park Foundation, Artist's Point Project, Bozeman, 2004 | 32.73.JPG | 32.73.jpg | 32.73.jpg | 32.73.web.jpg | Landscape | Painting | oil on canvas | James Everett Stuart (1852-1941) Looking Down Yellowstone Canyon From Point Defiance Sept. 12, 1887, oil on canvas Museum Purchase, Harold McCracken Special Acquisition Fund, 32.73 | Stuart, J.E.(James Everett)

Mountains
Bierstadt, Albert | Painting...
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28.61 | unknown | H: 11 in, width: 15.125 in, Frame height: 14.125 in, Frame width: 18.375 in | Mountains | Gift of Carman H. Messmore. | LL: ABierstadt | 28.61.jpg | 28.61.JPG | Landscape | Painting | oil on paper mounted on canvas | Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) Mountains date unknown, oil on paper mounted on canvas Gift of Carman H. Messmore, 28.61 | Bierstadt, Albert

White Horse and S...
Bierstadt, Albert | Painting...
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2.62 | ca. 1863 | H: 11.5 in, width: 15.5 in, Frame height: 17.25 in, Frame width: 21.25 in | White Horse and Sunset | Gift of Carman H. Messmore | A prominent and enduring legend representing the spirit of the Old West is the "Pacing White Stallion" or "White Steed of the Prairies." Bierstadt celebrates the romanticism of this beast in his detailed study of a white horse over an already complete landscape. | verso, top center: A4092 / A4092 [left side, sticker:] No. 61226 / Picture/ "Horse" / Oil Painting / by / Albert Bierstadt / Gift of / Carman Messmore / Dec. 15, 1962 | 2.62.jpg | 2.62.JPG | Landscape | Animal | Painting | oil on board | Bierstadt, Albert

Untitled (mountai...
Bierstadt, Albert | Painting...
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37.61 | unknown | H: 15.625 in, width: 25.25 in, Frame height: 19 in, Frame width: 28.75 in, frame depth: 2.75 in | Untitled (mountains and lake) | Gift of Mrs. Henry H.R. Coe | LL: ABierstadt (scratched in), Verso: Grand Teton Mountain / Western Wyoming / South of Yellow Stone Park. scratched in, under the signature: SCPTCh | It is not likely that this painting represents the Tetons, See, Hendricks, Gordon, Albert Bierstadt, p. 350. | 37.61.jpg | 37.61.JPG | Landscape | Painting | oil on paper on paperboard | Bierstadt, Albert

Holding Up the St...
Borein, Edward | Painting | ...
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3.68 | sight height: 9.5 in, sight width: 14.5 in, Frame height: 20.5 in, Frame width: 25.5 in | Holding Up the Stage | Gift of Corliss C. and Audrienne H. Moseley | LLC Edward Borein | 3.68.JPG | 3.68.jpg | 3.68.jpg | Landscape | Group | Cowboy | transportation | Animal | Painting | watercolor | Borein, Edward

Untitled (Indian ...
Henckel, Carl (Charles) | Dr...
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51.69.1 | 1890 | comp height: 11.25 in, comp width: 9 in, Frame height: 19.75 in, Frame width: 13.25 in | Untitled (Indian scene illustration of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show | LLC: C. Henckel 1890 Munchen | 1960 BBM Catalog #8736, was originally not framed but was inserted into the frame and backing for 1960 BBM #5156 (51.69.17) after that drawing was reframed. (11-10-88 EAB) Goodman collection #81, part of album of 21 drawings done in Germany during WWS tour. Purchased by the BBMA from Mrs. Edith F. Goodman of Cody following Mr. Goodman's death in 1951. Mr. Goodman was a nephew of Buffalo Bill. | 51.69.1.jpg | Landscape | Multi-Scene | Cowboy | Animal | Indian | Group | Other | Drawing | wash drawing | Henckel, Carl (Charles)

Sketch for The La...
Bierstadt, Albert | Painting...
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1.60 | ca. 1888 | H: 14.75 in, width: 19 in, Frame height: 20.875 in, Frame width: 25.5 in | Sketch for The Last of the Buffalo | Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Trust Fund Purchase | LRC: ABierstadt | 1.60.jpg | 1.60.JPG | 1.60.web.jpg | Landscape | Indian | Animal | Painting | oil on board | Bierstadt, Albert

Grand Teton Range
Yerkes, Mary Agnes | Paintin...
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5.10.3 | 1960 | H: 11.375 in, width: 15.375 in, H: 16.75 in, width: 20.75 in | Grand Teton Range | Gift of Christopher G. Yerkes and Craig H. Yerkes | LR: 1960. Written on verso: Grand Teton Range / as seen from Colter Bay, on / Jackson Lake, / Grand Teton Nat'l park, / Wyoming. / July 10, 1960 / M.A.Y. Offley / For Albert E. Cobb | Grand Teton Range, 1960, oil on canvas panel, Mary Agnes Yerkes,12 x 16", Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park, WY | 5.10.3.jpg | 5.10.3.jpg | Landscape | Painting | oil on canvas panel | Yerkes, Mary Agnes

Indian Elopement
Miller, Alfred Jacob | Paint...
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28.64 | 1852 | H: 30.25 in, width: 36.25 in, Image height: 29.25 in, Image width: 36.25 in, Frame height: 36 in, Frame width: 43.25 in | Indian Elopement | Given in memory of Mai Rogers Coe by her son Robert Coe | A young Indian male, smitten by the charms of a maiden from a nearby tribe, has observed her camp until the warriors left for the day. Stealing into the compound he has persauded her to mount his horse and, fording the river, left the elders on the bank in dismay. | LR: Miller 1852 | has been relined - new stretcher;stretcher bar - A8412; label on stretcher:No. 61493 (red) Picture;also on stretcher - A99368. | 28.64.JPG | 28.64.jpg | Landscape | Indian | Animal | Group | Painting | oil on canvas | Alfred Jacob Miller (1810-1874) Indian Elopement 1852, oil on canvas Given in memory of Mai Rogers Coe by her son Robert Coe A young Indian male, smitten by the charms of a maiden from a nearby tribe, has observed her camp until the warriors left for the day. Stealing into the compound he persuaded her to mount his horse and, fording the river, leave the elders on the bank in dismay. 28.64 | Miller, Alfred Jacob

The Castle Geyser...
Moran, Thomas | Print | chro...
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18.71.3 | 1874 | Image height: 9.75 in, Image width: 14 in, mat height: 24 in, mat width: 20 in, Frame height: 21.75 in, Frame width: 25.75 in, Sheet height: 18 in, Sheet width: 21.75 in, frame depth: .875 in | The Castle Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park | Gift of Clara S. Peck | Ferdinand Hayden wrote the text to accompany Moran's chromolightographs. "They [the springs] must be seen to be appreciated, for even the artist's pencil in this case falls short of nature." | LL: TM (monogram), LL: The Castle Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin,/Yellowstone National Park, TM (monogram), LC: Copyright 1874 By L. Prang & Co., LR: Prang's/American Chromo./Boston | 18.71.3.JPG | 18.71.3.jpg | 18.71.3.v1.jpg | 18.71.3.jpg | Landscape | Figure | Group | Print | chromolithograph | Moran, Thomas

The Lock
Constable, John R.A. | Lucas...
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108.69 | July 1 1881 | sight height: 26.5 in, sight width: 22 in, mat height: 31.5 in, mat width: 27 in | The Lock | Printed LLC beneath print: Painted by John Constable, R.A., Printed LC beneath print: London Published July 1st 1881. by G.P.McQueen. 70 Berners Street, Oxford Street, Printed LRC beneath print: Engraved by Alfred Lucas, Printed lower center on border: The Lock | Artist: Lucas, Alfred is the engraver | 108.69.JPG | Landscape | Animal | Figure | Group | Print | steel engraving | Constable, John R.A. | Lucas, Alfred

Winter Camp | alt...
Coleman, Michael | Painting ...
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7.76 | 1976 | sight height: 15.25 in, sight width: 23.5 in, Frame height: 30 in, Frame width: 37.375 in | Winter Camp | alternate title: Winter Hunter | alternate title: Winter Hunter | William E. Weiss Contemporary Art Fund | Gouache is opaque watercolor. Watercolor paints are transparent; the white paper reflects light through the applied paints. The addition of a chalk or a similar inert pigment to the usual watercolor pigments makes the opaque effect of gouache. Gouache then has the fluidity of watercolor, but makes a paint layer that is not transparent. | LRC: c Michael Coleman ----/1.9.7.6----/x/----- | Source: Contemporary Art Fund. | 7.76.JPG | Landscape | Indian | Animal | Painting | gouache | Coleman, Michael

Geysers in Yellow...
Bierstadt, Albert | Painting...
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4.77 | ca. 1881 | H: 26.25 in, width: 36.5 in, Frame height: 32.5 in, Frame width: 42.5 in | Geysers in Yellowstone | Gift of Townsend B. Martin | Bierstadt loaned this painting and four others to the White House and tried to convince Congress to purchase them for the President's residence. Although Bierstadt was not successful in selling his paintings to the government, his work inspired President Chester A. Arthur to travel to Yellowstone National Park in 1883 to see the natural wonders. | LLC ABierstadt | 4.77.JPG | 4.77.jpg | 4.77.jpg | 4.77.web.jpg | 4.77.jpg | Landscape | Painting | oil on canvas | Bierstadt, Albert

(Unfinished paint...
Remington, Frederic | Painti...
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98.67 | date unknown | H: 27 in, width: 40 in, Frame height: 34.5 in, Frame width: 47.375 in, frame depth: 3.25 in | (Unfinished painting of Wyoming mountains in back, flat light beige foreground) | Gift of The Coe Foundation. | 98.67.JPG | 98.67.jpg | Landscape | Painting | oil on canvas | Frederic Remington (1861-1909) Untitled (Wyoming mountains) date unknown, oil on canvas Gift of The Coe Foundation When painting in plein-air, or out of doors, Remington had to work quickly. The light conditions could rapidly change. Therefore, the artist painted an "impression" of a scene that he could refer to later. Notice the large, rough brushstrokes in this sketch. 98.67 | Remington, Frederic