HENRY F. FARNY (1847-1916)
HENRY F. FARNY (1847-1916)
HENRY F. FARNY (1847-1916)
HENRY F. FARNY (1847-1916)
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HENRY F. FARNY (1847-1916)

The Moqui Indian Snake Dance

Details
HENRY F. FARNY (1847-1916)
The Moqui Indian Snake Dance
signed 'H.F. Farny.' with artist's device (lower right)
gouache en grisaille on paperboard
16 3⁄4 x 24 in. (42.5 x 60.9 cm.)
Executed circa 1889.
Provenance
The artist.
Gustavus H. Wald, Cincinnati, Ohio, acquired from the above.
Cincinnati Art Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Acquired by the late owner from the above, 2008.
Literature
W.M. Edwardy, "The Snake Dance of the Moqui Indians," Harper's Weekly, November 2, 1889, p. 871, illustrated.
S.R. Udall, Contested Terrain: Myth and Meanings in Southwest Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1996, p. 52.
S.L. Meyn, Henry Farny Paints the Far West, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2007, pp. 36, 61, fig. 43, illustrated.
J. Traugott, The Art of New Mexico: How the West is One, the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2007, p. 242.
Exhibited
Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Art Galleries, Panorama of Cincinnati Art XXII, 2007, pp. 10-13.
(Possibly) Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Art Museum, Vanishing Frontiers, October 20, 2007-January 20, 2008.

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