H: 18.5 in, width: 15.25 in, Frame height: 24 in, Frame width: 21 in, frame depth: 2.5 in
Col. William F. Cody
Given in memory of William R. Coe and Mai Rogers Coe
Buffalo Bill enthralled Europeans with his Wild West exhibition when he took it to Paris in 1889. Bonheur visited the grounds of Cody's Wild West to sketch the exotic American animals and the Indian warriors with their families. Cody, in turn, accepted the invitation of Rosa Bonheur to visit her chateau in Fontainebleau where she painted this portrait. For Rosa Bonheur, Buffalo Bill embodied the freedom and independence of the United States
LLC: "Rosa Bonheur/ -1889-"
Book: Iconic America: A Roller-Coaster Ride Through the Eye-popping Panorama of American Pop Culture; by Tommy Hilfiger with George Lois; Universe Publishing, a division of Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.; New York, 2007, page 99 (detail)
As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Whitney Western Art Museum. If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.