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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Ranney, William 5
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
horse 394 wild 17 frontiersman lasso 4 roping 17 Prairie 3
Date:
1846
Dimensions:
H: 32 in, width: 42.5 in, Frame height: 40.25 in, Frame width: 50.75 in, frame depth: 4 in
Title:
The Lasso
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran
Gloss:
Ranney traveled to Texas in 1836 to serve in the Texas Army. His observations there provided inspiration for many of his western paintings. The Lasso depicts the struggle between the wild horse and the frontiersman. The "White Steed of the Prairie," a popular legend about a mythic emblem of wild freedom, probably also fueled Ranney's interests.
Inscription:
Ranney frame Inscriptions The Lasso, 22.99.1 Frame Labels: upper left label: Crate #9/ Ptg #2 upper right label: Exhibition: / THE WORK OF WILLIAM RANNEY/ Title THE LASSO/ Cat. No./ Lender Mr. Claude J. Ranney/ Address Sugartown Road/ Malvern, Pennsylvania upper right small label: APG 5753 D
Signed:
LL: Ranney/1846
Publication:
Magazine: American Art Review: The Art of William Ranney by Sarah E. Boehme, American Arts Media, Inc., Leawood, Volume XVIII, Number 3, May-June 2006, page 93
Accession Number:
22.99.1

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