JUNIUS BRUTUS STEARNS (1810-1885)
JUNIUS BRUTUS STEARNS (1810-1885)
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JUNIUS BRUTUS STEARNS (1810-1885)

Washington in the Indian Council, with related study

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JUNIUS BRUTUS STEARNS (1810-1885)
Washington in the Indian Council, with related study
signed and dated 'J.B. Stearns. 1847' (lower left)
oil on canvas
36 x 50 in. (91.4 x 127 cm.)
Painted in 1847.
Provenance
The artist.
American Art-Union, New York, commissioned from the above.
Rockwood Barrett, Rutland, Vermont, acquired from the above, 1848.
J.N. Bartfield Gallery, New York.
W.E. Weiss, 1975.
Mr. & Mrs. William D. Weiss, Jackson, Wyoming, by descent.
Coeur d'Alene, Reno, Nevada, 26 July 2003, lot 120.
Acquired by the late owner from the above.
Literature
District School Journal of the State of New York, Syracuse, New York, December 1, 1848, p. 144.
M.E. Thistlethwaite, The Image of George Washington: Studies in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American History Painting, New York, 1979, pp. 17, 232, no. 29, illustrated.
New York Historical Society, Collections of the New York Historical Society: The John Watts De Peyster Publication Fund Series, New York, 1953, p. 337.
S. Boehme, E.J. Hansen, “The Feathered Cape and Painted Proof: Stearns Painting Resolves Mystery on Origin of Unusual Feathered Capes,” Points West, Cody, Wyoming, 1997, illustrated.
J.L. Glickman, Painted in Blood: Remember Wyoming, America’s First Civil War, Cody, Wyoming, 1997, illustrated.
N. Lurie, D. Anderson, “A Lost Art Form,” Museum Anthropology Journal, vol. xxii, no. 2, Arlington, Virginia, 1998, cover illustration.
P.R. Anawalt, The Worldwide History of Dress: The Origins of Fashion from the Paleolithic to the Present, New York, 2007, p. 370, illustrated.
H. Adams, What's American About American Art? A Gallery Tour in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 2008, p. 21 (as Washington and the Indian Council).
Exhibited
New York, American Art-Union Exhibition, 1848.
Cody, Wyoming, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Whitney Western Art Museum, The Winchester Bicentennial, April 15-October 15, 1976.
Cody, Wyoming, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Whitney Western Art Museum, The Feathered Cape, April 1997.
Post Lot Text
This lot includes a related oil study:

JUNIUS BRUTUS STEARNS (1810-1885)
Study for 'Washington and the Indians'
oil on canvas
13 3⁄4 x 20 in. (34.9 x 50.8 cm.)
Painted circa 1847.

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