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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Koerner, W.H.D. 127 Stick, Frank
Descriptions
leather 2024 metal 3340 painted 276 buckle 107
Names
chaps 22
Subjects
cowboy scenes Louise Shaw
Date:
c. 1924
Credit Line:
Gift of Frances Shaw Muir, Margaret Shaw Robertine and Louise Shaw Flake in memory of Walter C. Shaw.
Gloss:
Koerner painted the left leg of the chaps for Walter Shaw, outfitter and owner of a Gardiner Montana motel. Shaw wore them for the annual Fish Fry at Cooke City, Montana. The wine glass was Shaw's brand.
Inscription:
30
Remarks:
Description: Pair of leather batwing chaps with handpainted cowboy scenes and portraits down each leg. W.H.D. Koerner painted the left leg, Louise Shaw is the picture of the girl. Frank Stick painted the right leg. Five nickel plated conchos on each leg, leather belt with metal buckle, stamped on end of strap, 30. Lace up waistband in front. C. 1924. Origin: Where - Personal belonging of Walter C.Shaw. When - 1978
Accession Number:
3.78.487

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