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HENRY HERMAN CROSS (American, 1837-1918)
Rain in the Face, Sioux Chief, 1892
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
Inscribed, signed, and dated upper left: Sioux Chief / Rain in the Face / Who Slew Gen'l Custer / at the Battle of the Bighorn /
June 25th, 1876 / Painted from life by / H.H. Cross 1892


Purchased directly from the artist by R. B. Briggs;
Thence by descent to Mrs. George M. Elmendorf;
Thence by descent to the current owner.

This lot is accompanied by a Christmas letter and a personal note from the artist to the original owner, R.B. Briggs.

Condition Report*:

Unlined canvas. Stretcher creases lightly visible. Professional varnish layer visible under UV. Framed Dimensions 32.5 X 27 Inches

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Auction Dates
November, 2013
14th Thursday
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