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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Paxson, Edgar Samuel 16
Descriptions
pencil on paper 221
Names
Drawing 735
Subjects
Figure 353
Date:
ca. 1897
Dimensions:
sight height: 9 in, sight width: 7.5 in
Title:
Study for Dying Trumpeter
Gloss:
These two studies show Paxson working out the pose for the bugler in his 1899 oil painting Custer's Last Stand. The upper sketch is closer to the final version in which the bugler continues to sound his call as Custer's men fall. In the lower study of this grouping, Paxson drew a wounded soldier with a bugle lying beside him.
Inscription:
LR: Paxson;LR: for Custer/By Paxson
Remarks:
Framed with 27.71.12
Accession Number:
27.71.11

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