A Great Plains pictographic War Record on muslin
Lakota or Kiowa, circa 1880

Ink, graphite and paint on muslin, mounted to a pigmented canvas, framed.

H: 43, W: 80 in.

Provenance

A Private Family Collection.
Purportedly collected by First Lieutenant Harry Gibbons Cavenaugh (1843-1919) of the 13th Regiment U.S. Infantry at Fort Robinson, Nebraska in the 1880s.

Sold for $7,560
Estimated at $15,000 - $25,000


 

Ink, graphite and paint on muslin, mounted to a pigmented canvas, framed.

H: 43, W: 80 in.

Provenance

A Private Family Collection.
Purportedly collected by First Lieutenant Harry Gibbons Cavenaugh (1843-1919) of the 13th Regiment U.S. Infantry at Fort Robinson, Nebraska in the 1880s.

Note

In the 1870s, Cavenaugh served at Fort Douglas, Salt Lake County, Utah, and in 1880 at Fort Union, New Mexico. A career military officer, Cavenaugh eventually rose to the rank of Colon

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