Buffalo Hunting Scene

1894-1895

Object

Artist

White Bird, Cheyenne, Nez Perce, blank

Culture

Country

Object Info

Object: painting
Currently on view
Object ID: 1958.192

Medium/Technique

Paint on muslin

Credit

Gift of Mrs. John R. Livermore

More Info

Dimensions

length: 75 in, 190.5000 cm; height: 26 in, 66.0400 cm

Department

Native Arts

Collection

Native Arts-American Indian

Known Provenance

Gifted 1958 by Mrs. John R. Livermore to the Denver Art Museum

Caption

White Bird (Cheyenne/ Nez Percé), Buffalo Hunting Scene, 1894-95. Paint on muslin; 75 x 23 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Mrs. John R. Livermore, 1958.192

Extended Info

This painting on muslin has a unique history. Captain Richard Livermore was an army soldier stationed at Ft. Keogh, Montana, in the 1890s, where he lived in a small log cabin. Livermore covered the inside walls with sheets of muslin for warmth and comfort and invited native friends to decorate them with drawings.

Exhibition History

  • “Stampede: Animals in Art” — Denver Art Museum, 9/10/2017