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Accession Number:
19.69
Makers
Paxson, Edgar Samuel
Descriptions
oil on canvas
Names
Painting
Subjects
military, Animal, Group, Figure, Indian
Date:
1899
Dimensions:
H: 70.5 in, width: 106 in, Frame height: 98 x 73.75 in, Frame width: 132.75 x 108.75 in, frame depth: 2 in
Title:
Custer's Last Stand
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Gloss:
Paxson researched the Battle of the Little Bighorn and spent several years completing the painting. He then circulated it as a traveling exhibition. As part of the explanatory material on the painting, he prepared an outline key which identified the major figures (see diagram at right).
Inscription:
LRC: copyright by/E.S. Paxson Butte/M./99 [verso, LL:] E.S. Paxson/Butte Mont. U.S.A./copyright applied for -
Remarks:
Source: Paxson Heirs
Publication:
Magazine: Western Art & Architecture: From Cowboy to Contemporary; Perspective: Edgar S. Paxson: Painter, myth maker aspired to historical accuracy, Charles Finn, Winter/Spring 2008, page 72-73

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