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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Bacon, Irving R. 8
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Landscape 691 Indian 729 Cowboy 292 Group 440 Animal 735 Cody, William F. 566 transportation 51
Date:
1908
Dimensions:
H: 47.25 in, width: 118.5 in, Frame height: 59.625 in, Frame width: 130.75 in
Title:
The Conquest of the Prairie
Credit Line:
Bequest in memory of the Houx and Newell families
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.
Inscription:
LLC: Copyrighted 1908/Irving R. Bacon
Signed:
LRC: Irving R. Bacon/Munich 1908
Accession Number:
14.64

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