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    Frank Reaugh (American, 1860-1945)
    Pastel on paper
    3-3/4 x 3 inches (9.5 x 7.6 cm)


    Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin;
    Grogan and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, April 10, 2005, lot 92;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    Frank Reaugh painted and photographed in Indian Territory and what became Oklahoma during the 1880s and 1890s. He likely even photographed the chief of the Comanches, Quanah Parker, as we know he photographed Quanah's house and even his wives. Although many American Indians had log or frame houses-including Quanah who had the U.S. government build "Star House" for him which stands near Cache, Oklahoma, today-some of the nomadic Indians preferred to actually live in tipis. Wigwam depicts a Southern Plains tipi, probably painted by Reaugh during a trip near Fort Sill, I.T., about 1890. Southern Plains tipis were prevalent around Fort Sill well into the early 20th century. This particular painting places Reaugh squarely in the realm with other Western artists such as Henry Farny, Joseph Henry Sharp, and Elbridge Ayer Burbank, all of whom included tipis in their paintings at this very time. Consequently, Wigwam should be viewed as both an early Texas painting and an American West composition.

    Condition Report*: Sheet measures 8 x 7.5 inches; sheet is secured with archival corners; moderate overall paper discoloration with toning along edges and minor foxing; loss to upper left corner; framed under glass.
    Framed Dimensions 12.25 X 10.25 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    18th Saturday
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