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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers: Bacon, Irving R.
Descriptions: oil on canvas
Names: Painting
Subjects: Landscape, Indian, Cowboy, Group, Animal, Cody, William F., transportation
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
Labels:

Label No. 1
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.


Accession Number:14.64
Makers
Bacon, Irving R.
Descriptions
oil on canvas
Names
Painting
Subjects
Landscape, Indian, Cowboy, Group, Animal, Cody, William F., transportation
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

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Buffalo Bill Museum.
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