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Art of Puns II

After collecting "Puns I," the ol' wheels started really turning and churned out these additional pics for "Puns II." The Buffalo Bill Center of the West has so many art and artifacts in its collection, it doesn't take long to amass a virtual exhibit. Pick out a subject, and start your search--maybe you'll come up with some puns of your own!

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Marg2309


And So, Unemotion...
Koerner, W.H.D. | Painting |...
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Exhibit notes: Herd mentality

Museum record: 7.69 | April 14, 1923 | H: 22.25 in, width: 72.25 in, Frame height: 25 in, Frame width: 75 in | And So, Unemotionally, There Began One of the Wildest and Strangest Journeys Ever Made in Any Land | Museum purchase | Koerner painted this work as a double-page spread to illustrate the serialized novel North of '36 by Emerson Hough, which was published in the Saturday Evening Post in 1923. | LL: W.H.D./Koerner/1923 (Koerner underlined) | On August 19, 1993, Ruth Koerner Oliver informed me that in her opinion the correct title for this painting is "Trail Herd to Abilene." She said that the title "Trail Herd to Wyoming" was given to this piece by Harold McCracken when he acquired it for the Whitney Gallery of Western Art. [8/24/93 Frances B. Clymer.] | Book (softcover): W.H.D. Koerner: Der Maler des,,Wilden Westerns" aus Dithmarschen by Gerd Stolz, Husum, 2003, page 78 (top) | 7.69.jpg | 7.69.jpg | 7.69.JPG | 7.69.jpg | Landscape | Group | Cowboy | Animal | Painting | oil on canvas | Koerner, W.H.D.

Cody on the Ishaw...
Bacon, Irving R. | Painting ...
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Exhibit notes: An upgrade

Museum record: 20.64 | 1904 | H: 24.75 in, width: 16.25 in, Frame height: 30.5 in, Frame width: 22 in | Cody on the Ishawooa Trail | Bequest in memory of Houx and Newell families. | Bacon traveled with Buffalo Bill and painted him both from life and from scenes which were described to the artist. Having studied art in America and Munich, he combined styles to create landscapes in the grand manner. Ishawooa is located in the mountains above Buffalo Bill's Cody, Wyoming ranch, the TE. | LLC: Bacon./1904. | 20.64.jpg | 20.64.JPG | Animal | Figure | Landscape | Painting | watercolor on paper | Bacon, Irving R.

Rounding Up
Wyeth, N.C. | Painting | oil...
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Exhibit notes: A downgrade

Museum record: 1.77 | 1904 | H: 38 in, width: 26 in, Frame height: 46.375 in, Frame width: 34.25 in | Rounding Up | Gift of John M. Schiff | In his painting of the cowboys rounding up cattle, Wyeth effectively depicts the cattle as a long sinuous line curling up the canyon. N.C. Wyeth headed a family of three generations of artists; he was the father of Andrew Wyeth and grandfather of James Wyeth. | LRC: N. C. Wyeth/Little Rattle-snake Creek/-1904- | Restricted from travel at curator's request. | Catalog rasionne: N.C. Wyeth: Catlaog Raisonne of Paintings, Volume one, Christine B. Podmaniczky, Scala Publishers Limited, London 2008, pages 134-135 | 1.77.jpg | 1.77.jpg | 1.77.jpg | 1.77.jpg | 1.77.web.jpg | 1.77.jpg | 1.77.JPG | Animal | Landscape | Group | Cowboy | Painting | oil on canvas | 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.

(Sketch of figure...
Remington, Frederic | Painti...
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Exhibit notes: Up a creek

Museum record: 99.67 | H: 12.25 in, width: 18.375 in, Frame height: 15 in, Frame width: 21.25 in, frame depth: 1.25 in | (Sketch of figure in white shirt, brown boat on lake, lily pads in foreground, tall grass and trees in background) | Gift of The Coe Foundation | 99.67.JPG | 99.67.jpg | Other | Landscape | Figure | canoe | Painting | oil on board | Remington, Frederic

Crossing the Border
Leigh, William R. | Painting...
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Exhibit notes: Between a rock and a hard place

Museum record: 8.04.8 | H: 28 in, width: 22 in, Frame width: 30.375 in, Frame height: 36.5 in | Crossing the Border | Partial Bequest of Vernon R. Drwenski and Museum Purchase | When Leigh came West in 1906 he said, "This is where my spirit will be free, where I will be able to express myself. I have left conventionality and dull tedium behind--here is the tang of the sage in the air and the wild unspoiled work of nature ready--crying--imploring to be recorded." | LL: W. R. LEIGH -- ; LR: copyright symbol. verso on stretcher: CROSSING THE BORDER / Smugglers Crossing the Border | description of subject: Pack train on steep mountain trail. Two cowboys. One, dismounted, crouching in rocks; one walking at end of pack train with his horse following. | 8.04.8.jpg | two | steep | cowboys | pack train | mountain | trail | Painting | oil on canvas | Leigh, William R.

White-headed Eagle
Audubon, John James | Print ...
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Exhibit notes: Going out on a limb

Museum record: 49.85 | H: 37.5 in, width: 25 in, Frame height: 42.25 in, Frame width: 29.5 in | White-headed Eagle | Bequest of Robert D. Coe | Audubon drew his birds, such as this young bald eagle, in watercolor. Then Havell engraved the image on a copper plate and printed it with black ink. Studio assistants would add color by hand, following the colors in Audubon's original drawing. | LC: White-headed Eagle/Falco Leucocephalus.Linn., UL: No 2, UR: Plate CXXVI | Sheet trimmed - inscriptions which should be on bottom have been trimmed off | 49.85.jpg | 49.85.JPG | Animal | Print | engraving on paper | John James Audubon, artist (1785–1851) Robert Havell, Jr., engraver (1793–1878) White-headed Eagle date unknown, hand colored engraving Bequest of Robert D. Coe Audubon first painted his birds, such as this young bald eagle, in watercolor. Then Havell engraved the image on a copper plate and printed it with black ink. Studio assistants would add color by hand, following the colors in Audubon's original image. 49.85 | Audubon, John James

Old Deserted Barn...
Stuart, James E. | Painting ...
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Exhibit notes: Barn-raising needed

Museum record: 15.93.2 | March 6, 1891 | H: 14 in, width: 22 in, Frame height: 17.625 in, Frame width: 25.74 in | Old Deserted Barn near the Banks of the Snoqualmie River, Washington | Gift of Byron and Annette Ramsing | 15.93.2.JPG | cabin | Painting | oil on canvas | James Everett Stuart (1852–1941) Old Deserted Barn near the Banks of the Snoqualmie River, Washington 1891, oil on canvas Gift of Byron and Annette Ramsing 15.93.2 | Stuart, James E.

Ranch Buildings a...
Fritz, Charles | Painting | ...
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Exhibit notes: Born in a barn

Museum record: 20.97 | 1997 | H: 30 in, width: 40 in, Frame height: 35.75 in, Frame width: 45.75 in | Ranch Buildings above Rock Creek | William E. Weiss Purchase Award - 1997 Buffalo Bill Art Show | Painting plein air, in the outdoors, gives Charles Fritz the advantage of natural light as well as the inspiration he finds essential for creating harmonious landscapes. This impressionistic winter scene was painted outside the town of Red Lodge, Montana. | LRC: C FRITZ | 20.97.JPG | 20.97.jpg | 20.97.jpg | 20.97.web.jpg | ranch | Painting | oil on canvas | Fritz, Charles

1988.8.867
Atlantic Litho and Painting ...
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Exhibit notes: Dog-goned

Museum record: 1988.8.867 | 1921 | H: 26.5 in, width: 14.75 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | Top of image: WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK [ll corner of image:] Atlantic Litho & Ptg Co. [lr corner, in image:] Arthur /Fuller/1920 | Calendar with print of an Arthur Fuller painting (fall scene, a boy and man each with a gun, a pointer in the foreground pointing). Inscriptions at top, LLC and LRC of image. January 1921 is the page showing on the calendar. Calendar is beneath the image. | 1988.8.867.JPG | 1988.8.867.jpg | Winchester Repeating Arms Co. New Haven Conn. U.S.A. | hunters | dog | Man | Fuller, Arthur | boy | calendar | Other | printed | paper | Atlantic Litho and Painting Company

Saddlestring Cavvy
Graham, Bruce | Painting | o...
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Exhibit notes: Horses of a different color

Museum record: 11.07 | 2007 | H: 24 in, width: 36 in, Frame height: 32.625 in, Frame width: 44.5 in | Saddlestring Cavvy | William E. Weiss Purchase Award - 2007 Buffalo Bill Art Show | 11.07.jpg | horses | Painting | oil on canvas | Bruce Graham (b. 1961) Saddlestring Cavvy 2007, oil on canvas William E. Weiss Purchase Award - 2007 Buffalo Bill Art Show, 11.07 Bruce Graham is intrigued by color and light, and he strives to capture these elements in his paintings. For example, sunlight is the main focus in this painting of a string of horses. | Graham, Bruce

Sleeping Lion
Proctor, Alexander Phimister...
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Exhibit notes: Cat nap

Museum record: 11.06.679 | ca. 1904-1906 | H: 23 in, width: 48 in, depth: 20 in | Sleeping Lion | Gift of A. Phimister Proctor Museum with special thanks to Sandy and Sally Church | Larger study, possible maquette, for McKinley Lions, 1907. Compare with 11.06.520. (PHH, 4/19/2010) | 11.06.679.jpg | lion | resting | Sculpture | plaster | Proctor, Alexander Phimister

They are Hitters
Other | print on paper
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Exhibit notes: Ducks in a row

Museum record: 1988.8.2886 | 1904 | H: 26 in, width: 15.313 in | They are Hitters | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Collection | W [in wreaths in each top corner] [under image] "THEY ARE HITTERS"/WINCHESTER/FACTORY LOADED SHELLS/LOADED WITH/BLACK AND SMOKELESS POWDERS/MANUFACTURED BY/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN./NEW YORK. SAN FRANCISCO [LRC] FORBES/BOSTON [above poster] 1904 [in image] COPYRIGHT 1904, WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO., NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. | Eight ducks flying over a lake, two men in a boat; one is shooting at the ducks, the other is rowing the boat. Three men shooting in LRC of poster | 1988.8.2886.jpg | 1988.8.2886.jpg | birds | Men | Other | print on paper | poster

The Virginian
Ross, Thom | Painting | acry...
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Exhibit notes: On the fence

Museum record: 11.02 | 2001 | Image height: 36.5 in, Image width: 30.5 in, Frame height: 37.625 in, Frame width: 31.625 in, frame depth: 2 in | The Virginian | Gift of the artist | The Buffalo Bill Historical Center commissioned artist Thom Ross to produce nine paintings for the 100th Anniversary Edition of Owen Wister's The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains, first published in 1902. The Virginian is featured on the dust jacket of the trade edition and is the one painting now owned by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The painting's title refers to the story's protagonist, a Wyoming ranch foreman known only as the Virginian. Masked and sitting in solitude, he evokes the drama, mystery and myth of the West described in Wister's storyline. He is the American western hero, who inevitably and simultaneously, is cowhand, foreman, and dealer of frontier justice in a harsh, unforgiving land. | upper right corner: Ross (signed) | upper right corner: Ross (signed) | 11.02.jpg | 11.02.jpg | Cowboy | horse | Painting | acrylic on canvas | Thom Ross (b. 1952) The Virginian 2001, acrylic on canvas Gift of the Artist, 11.02 The Buffalo Bill Historical Center commissioned artist Thom Ross to produce nine paintings for the 100th Anniversary Edition of Owen Wister's The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains, first published in 1902. The Virginian is featured on the dust jacket of the trade edition and is the one painting now owned by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The painting's title refers to the story's protagonist, a Wyoming ranch foreman known only as the Virginian. Masked and sitting in solitude, he evokes the drama, mystery and myth of the West described in Wister's storyline. He is the American western hero, who inevitably and simultaneously, is cowhand, foreman, and dealer of frontier justice in a harsh, unforgiving land. | Ross, Thom

Looking Down Yell...
Stuart, J.E.(James Everett) ...
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Exhibit notes: Deep subject

Museum record: 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)

Untitled
Howell-Sickles, Donna | Pain...
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Exhibit notes: Sticky subject

Museum record: 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