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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Ranney, William 5
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Prairie 3 pioneers 3 covered 3 wagon 55
Date:
1853
Dimensions:
H: 38.75 in, width: 55.25 in, Frame height: 45.625 in, Frame width: 61.325 in, frame depth: 3.125 in
Title:
Advice on the Prairie
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran
Gloss:
Ranney painted "genre" paintings, scenes of everyday life on the American frontier. In this painting he portrayed a group of Western immigrants, including a family, camped with their wagon for the evening. They listen to tales of what they will encounter from a mountain man, the representative of an earlier period of frontier history.
Inscription:
LR, in script: W. Ranney./..53
Publication:
Magazine: Cowboys & Indians: 15 Paintings: The Story of the Amercian West has been Told in Blood, Sweat, Tears-and Paint by Emily Sachar, USFR Media Group, October 2008, page 130.
Accession Number:
10.91

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