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Depictions of wolves

The wolf

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


NA.106.719
Pojoaque Pueblo, NM | Gutier...
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NA.106.719 | 1980s | L: 2.375 in, width: 3.25 in | Gift of Richard and Helen Cashman | underside: Mary Gutierrez/ Pojoague/ Pueblo/ N.M. | Round red clay, glazed, seed jar. Incised designs of three wolves. Two have turquoise eyes, one has a hole in its eye. Inscription on underside. | na.106.719.jpg | seed jar | pottery | turquoise | glaze | ceramic | Pojoaque Pueblo, NM | Gutierrez, Mary

NA.506.143
Makah | Northwest Coast | No...
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Exhibit notes: Stylized - and a less predatory look!

Museum record: NA.506.143 | 20th century | Diameter: 2.625 in, H: 1.75 in, H: .875 in, Diameter: 2.75 in | Bequest of Nancy-Carroll Draper | FUNCTION: Ritual and Recreation: Gifts and Novelties. Basket with Lid, Nootka/Makah, 20th century. Cedar bark, beargrass, dye. || Miniature trinket basket with lid. The dyed designs are faded on the exterior. The basket has a plaited base, wrapped twining, and cedar rim wrap. The designs are a sea wolf and two man in a canoe. Made for sale (Bryn Potter: 7/2013- AMD). | na.506.143.jpg | Animal | floral | basket | bear grass | cedar bark | dye | Makah | Northwest Coast | Nootka

Gray Wolf
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Exhibit notes: The pups are my favorites.

Museum record: DRA.305.7 | Gift of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Gray Wolf | Canis lupus | Mammalia | 305.7 (2).JPG | 305.7 (1).jpg

An Enemy That Warns
Russell, Charles M. | Sculpt...
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22.93.2 | 1921 | Image height: 5 in, Image width: 6.25 in, image length: 7.75 in, Base Height: 2 in, Base Width: 7.5 in, Base Length: 9.375 in, overall height: 7 in, overall width: 7.5 in, overall length: 9.375 in | An Enemy That Warns | Bequest of Wynne Hill-Smith in memory of Eugene Hill-Smith | Back: C M Russell/ (skull) [side, behind wolf:] R.B.W. | 22.93.2.JPG | snake | skull | wolf | Sculpture | bronze | Russell, Charles M.

Approaching Buffalo
Miller, Alfred Jacob | Paint...
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29.64 | ca. 1837 | sight height: 7.625 in, sight width: 12.875 in, Frame height: 15.375 in, Frame width: 20.625 in | Approaching Buffalo | Gift of The Coe Foundation | Miller wrote that the buffalo's power of scent is most acute, giving him alarm at the distance of a mile or more, but the animal's sight, from the great mass of hair covering his head, is often obstructed. Thus Indian hunters would circle the buffalo to find a downwind approach. | LRC: AJM [monogram] iller; LCenter: APPROACHING BUFFALO/A.J. MILLER (on mat) | Provenance: Executed as a result of the expedition to the Rocky Mountains and Oregon Territory, 1837-1838, with the Scottish explorer, William Drummond Stewart. | 29.64.JPG | buffalo | wolf | Indian | hunting | Painting | watercolor on paper | Miller, Alfred Jacob

Buffalo and Wolves
Rumsey, Charles Cary | Sculp...
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13.01.6 | 1915 | width: 12.5 in, H: 12 in, L: 17 in | Buffalo and Wolves | Gift of Charles Cary Rumsey Sculptures, Inc. in memory of Mary A. H. Rumsey | In Buffalo and Wolves, Rumsey represents the existence and reality of conflict in nature, conveyed through the opposing power of the buffalo and the ferocity of the wolf. This sculpture was cast especially for the Panama-Pacific-International Exposition held in San Francisco in 1915. Exemplifying the Darwinian concept of the survival of the fittest, the sculpture aligned itself with the Exposition's subtly propagated myth of American progress. | on signature plaque: C.C. Rumsey (inscription:) GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS Q70. (plaque:) CAST ESPECIALLY FOR/ THE PANAMA-PACIFIC-INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION/ GORHAM COMPANY FOUNDERS | Slight shine of bronze through dark patina on high points and end of buffalo's tail. Brass label attached lower right area on base. | signed C.C. Rumsey | 13.01.6.jpg | wolves | buffalo | wolf | Sculpture | bronze | Rumsey, Charles Cary

Buffalo Hunt: Whi...
Catlin, George | Print | lit...
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21.74.10 | 1844 | Image height: 17.75 in, Image width: 13 in, mat height: 23.5 in, mat width: 18.375 in | Buffalo Hunt: White Wolves Attacking Buffalo Bull | Gift of Mrs. Sidney T. Miller | 21.74.10.jpg | 21.74.10.JPG | Landscape | wolf | Animal | Print | lithograph, hand colored | Catlin, George

Buffalo Hunt: Wit...
Catlin, George | Print | lit...
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21.74.13 | 1844 | Image height: 12 in, Image width: 17.75 in, Sheet height: 18.375 in, Sheet width: 17.75 in, mat height: 20 in, mat width: 24 in, Frame height: 21.75 in, Frame width: 25.75 in | Buffalo Hunt: With Wolfskin Mask | Gift of Mrs. Sidney T. Miller | LR: 13 [back, center:] F.P.G. (in a diamond) | 21.74.13.jpg | 21.74.13.JPG | Indian | Animal | Group | Landscape | wolf | Print | lithograph, hand colored | Catlin, George

Buffalo with Wolves
Russell, Charles M. | Sculpt...
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35.59 | H: 3.25 in, width: 5.5 in, depth: 5 in | Buffalo with Wolves | Credit line: Gift of Dr. Armand Hammer and Charles Stone Jones. Restrictions: Model not to be sold, loaned, used for the purpose of casting bronzes, or used for the making of any reproductions whatsoever. Source: Charles Jones (1/4 interest 1959) and Armand Hammer (3/4 interest, 12/31/1963) | 35.59.JPG | 35.59.jpg | Animal | wolf | Sculpture | wax | Russell, Charles M.

Caged Wolf
Proctor, Alexander Phimister...
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11.06.507 | H: 8.75 in, width: 16 in, depth: 6 in, Diameter: 0 x 0 in | Caged Wolf | Gift of A. Phimister Proctor Museum with special thanks to Sandy and Sally Church | Titled Caged Wolf, most likely never cast, mentioned in Hassrick, p. 156. (PHH, 4/19/2010) | 11.06.507.jpg | wolves | Sculpture | plaster | Proctor, Alexander Phimister

eagle and wolf
Proctor, Alexander Phimister...
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11.06.596 | H: 8.75 in, width: 8 in, depth: 0 in | eagle and wolf | Gift of A. Phimister Proctor Museum with special thanks to Sandy and Sally Church | "550b" on reverse at Bc; reverse: "Sketch by A. Phimester Proctor Nona Proctor Church" at BL to BR | wolf and eagle in combat | 11.06.596.jpg | wolf | eagle | Drawing | ink | crayon | paper | Proctor, Alexander Phimister

eagle and wolf
Proctor, Alexander Phimister...
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11.06.597 | H: 9.5 in, width: 8.75 in, depth: 0 in | eagle and wolf | Gift of A. Phimister Proctor Museum with special thanks to Sandy and Sally Church | "Sketch by A. Phimester Proctor Nona Proctor Church" at BL, BC and BR; "550a" at BC | wolf and eagle in combat | 11.06.597.jpg | wolf | eagle | Drawing | tracing paper | pencil | Proctor, Alexander Phimister

Gray Wolf
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NH.305.26 | Gray Wolf | Canis lupus | Mammalia | 305.26.JPG

Gray Wolf
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DRA.305.98 | Gray Wolf | Canis lupus | Mammalia | 305.98.jpg

Gray Wolf
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NH.305.27 | Gray Wolf | Canis lupus | Mammalia | 305.27.JPG

Gray Wolf
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DRA.305.182 | Gift of Lila D. Putnam. Collected, prepared and mounted by Jack D. Putnam (1925-2009) | Gray Wolf | Canis lupus | Mammalia | 305.182.JPG

Gray Wolf
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Exhibit notes: The other pup.

Museum record: DRA.305.9 | Gift of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Gray Wolf | Canis lupus | Mammalia | 305.9.JPG

Gray Wolf
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DRA.305.181 | Gift of Lila D. Putnam. Collected, prepared and mounted by Jack D. Putnam (1925-2009) | Gray Wolf | Canis lupus | Mammalia | 305.181.JPG

mountain goats ea...
Proctor, Alexander Phimister...
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11.06.401 | H: 8.5 in, width: 11 in, depth: 0 in | mountain goats eagle and wolf, and eagle and wolf | Gift of A. Phimister Proctor Museum with special thanks to Sandy and Sally Church | reverse: "Baok [sic] shal [sic] 3" at TL; "549b" at BR | Two seperate drawings, one on each side: one of a wolf, goats and an eagle; the other of a wolf and an eagle | 11.06.401.jpg | goat | eagle | wolf | Drawing | paper | pencil | ink | Proctor, Alexander Phimister

NA.202.529
Winnebago | Wisconsin | Ponc...
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NA.202.529 | 1900 | L: 84 in, width: 49.5 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Pohrt | Credit line: Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Pohrt. Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Wolfskin with red wool blanket with black stripes as lining. Slit for neck hole cut along back. | NA.202.529.JPG | na.202.529v1.jpg | na.202.529v2.jpg | Poncho | black | Red | lining | stripes | wool | wolfskin | Winnebago | Wisconsin

The Range Father
Russell, Charles M. | Sculpt...
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Exhibit notes: A little humor?

Museum record: 19.82 | ca. 1942 | H: 5 in, L: 14.75 in, width: 5.125 in, Base Length: 14.5 in, Base Width: 4.875 in | The Range Father | Gift of William E. Weiss Foundation | Six months before his death, Russell modeled The Range Father, his only bronze on the subject of the wild horse. Russell was a devoted admirer of the wild horse and its place in history. His depiction of a wild stallion driving off a marauding wolf conveys the existence and modern reality of nature's imposing threats. | rear of base: CM Russell [skull]; right rear of base: NELLI.ART.BRONZE.WORKS.L.A. | 19.82.jpg | wolf | wild | horse | Sculpture | bronze | Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) The Range Father modeled 1926, cast ca. 1942, bronze Nelli Art Bronze Works, L.A. Gift of William E. Weiss Foundation, 19.82 Six months before his death, Russell modeled The Range Father, his only bronze on the subject of the wild horse. Russell was a devoted admirer of the wild horse and its place in history. His depiction of a wild stallion driving off a prowling wolf conveys the existence and modern reality of nature's imposing threats. (55 words, 0% passive, reading ease 59, grade 9.5) | Russell, Charles M.

Trapped
Bierstadt, Albert | Painting...
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12.60 | H: 11.055 in, width: 15 in, Frame height: 13.75 in, Frame width: 17.625 in, frame depth: 1.75 in | Trapped | Gift of Carman H. Messmore | LL: ABierstadt | 12.60.jpg | 12.60.JPG | buffalo | wolf | wolves | Animal | Coyote | Painting | oil on paper mounted on board | Bierstadt, Albert

Trapper Attacked ...
Goodwin, Philip R. | Paintin...
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26.88 | ca. 1905-1906 | Image height: 29.25 in, Image width: 15 in, Frame height: 33.75 in, Frame width: 19.5 in | Trapper Attacked by Wolves | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | lrc: Philip R. Goodwin | Exhibit catalog: The Art of American Arms Makers: Marketing Guns, Ammunition and Western Adventure During the Golden Age of Illustration, by Richard C. Rattenbury, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, 2004, page 114 | 26.88.jpg | 26.88.JPG | 26.88.jpg | 26.88.web.jpg | trapper | wolves | wolf | snowshoes | Painting | oil on canvas | Goodwin, Philip R.

Untitled (Wolf)
Proctor, Alexander Phimister...
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11.06.392 | date unknown | H: 12.875 in, width: 9.5 in, depth: 1.125 in | Untitled (Wolf) | Gift of A. Phimister Proctor Museum with special thanks to Sandy and Sally Church | 11.06.392.jpg | wolf | Sculpture | plaster | Proctor, Alexander Phimister