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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Bonheur, Rosa 4
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Figure 353 Landscape 691 Animal 735 Buffalo Bill 103
Date:
1889
Dimensions:
H: 18.5 in, width: 15.25 in, Frame height: 24 in, Frame width: 21 in, frame depth: 2.5 in
Title:
Col. William F. Cody
Credit Line:
Given in memory of William R. Coe and Mai Rogers Coe
Gloss:
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
Inscription:
LLC: "Rosa Bonheur/ -1889-"
Remarks:
Acoustiguide.
Publication:
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)
Accession Number:
8.66

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Whitney Western Art Museum.
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