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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Stanley, John Mix 13
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Animal 735 Group 440 Indian 729 Landscape 691
Date:
1857
Dimensions:
H: 43 in, width: 60 in, Frame height: 52.125 in, Frame width: 68.5 in, frame depth: 3 in
Title:
The Last of Their Race
Credit Line:
Museum Purchase
Gloss:
An allegory on the theme of the Indian as a dying race, this painting depicts remnants of the tribes pushed to the edge of the ocean with the sun setting in the distance and buffalo skulls forecasting the end. Stanley arranged his representatives of the tribes and ages in a pyramid, giving a classical composition to his painting.
Inscription:
LLC: J. M. Stanley/1857
Publication:
Book: Henry Farny Paints the Far West by Susan Labry Meyn; Cincinnati Art Museum; Cincinnati; 2007; page 24
Accession Number:
5.75

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