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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Ranney, William 5
Descriptions
paper 704 heightened with white black crayon pencil 305
Names
Drawing 735
Subjects
wild 17 horse 394
Date:
ca. 1836-1846
Dimensions:
H: 5.5 in, width: 7.75 in, Sheet height: 7 in, Sheet width: 10 in, Frame height: 11.5 in, Frame width: 13.5 in, frame depth: 2 in
Title:
Study for Hunting Wild Horses
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran
Gloss:
Ranney's sketch conveys the energy and power associated with wild horses. In 1836 when the artist was in Texas, he may have drawn this sketch on site. At that time wild horses were said to be rampant on the Texas prairies. The drawing served as a study for another Ranney painting, Hunting Wild Horses, which is similar to The Lasso, but depicts more horses.
Signed:
LR: R
Publication:
Book: Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney, With A Catalog Of His Works; by Linda Bantel and Peter H. Hassrick; Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody Wyoming, 2006, page 190
Accession Number:
22.99.2

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