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Oscar Edmund Berninghaus (1874-1952)
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Oscar Edmund Berninghaus (1874-1952)

Attack on the Wagon Train

Details
Oscar Edmund Berninghaus (1874-1952)
Attack on the Wagon Train
signed 'O.E. Berninghaus.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
Provenance
Sotheby's, New York, 30 May 1984, lot 35.
Literature
G.E. Sanders, Oscar E. Berninghaus, Taos, New Mexico: Master Painter of American Indians and the Frontier West, Taos, New Mexico, 1985, p. 121.

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Lot Essay

The present work likely depicts the Taos Twins, Jake and George Baumgartner, who rode through the New Mexico town on a mule wagon in the summer of 1923. They were hired as models by several of the Taos Society painters, including Ernest Martin Hennings, who posed them for his prize-winning work The Twins (circa 1923, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana) and a related etching.

This painting will be included in the Kodner Gallery Research Project on the artist, Oscar Edmund Berninghaus, 1874-1952.

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