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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Cooper, A.D.M. 5
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
still life 3 Other 266
Date:
before 1910
Dimensions:
H: 40 in, width: 36 in, Frame height: 45.375 in, Frame width: 41.375 in, frame depth: 3.75 in
Title:
Relics of the Past
Credit Line:
Bequest in memory of the Houx and Newell Families
Gloss:
This type of still life painting is often called a trompe l'oeil (fool the eye). The artist sought to create the illusion that real photographs and artifacts were nailed to the wall. Buffalo Bill Cody owned this painting and had it hanging in the Irma Hotel for many years.
Inscription:
LL: Astley D. M. Cooper
Publication:
Book: Redrawing Boundaries: Perspectives on Western American Art; Institute of Western American Art, Denver; and the University of Washington Press, Seattle; 2007, page 78
Accession Number:
4.64

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