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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Dunton, William Herbert 2
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Indian 729 Landscape 691 Animal 735 Group 440 military 54
Date:
ca. 1915
Dimensions:
H: 32.25 in, width: 50.25 in, Frame height: 39.125 in, Frame width: 57.5 in, frame depth: 3 in
Title:
The Custer Fight
Credit Line:
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Trust Fund purchase
Gloss:
The Battle of Little Bighorn captured the attention of America. Dunton's painting features the Sioux warriors as the primary focal point rather than Custer's soldiers. In choosing this format, Dunton may have been following the lead of Charles M. Russell. In Dunton's painting, however, the focus on the Indian may be due less to an interest in portraying history from the Indian's point of view and more to a fascination with painting the picturesque Plains Indians with their war bonnets and painted ponies.
Inscription:
LLC: W. Herbert Dunton
Accession Number:
48.61

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