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    CHARLES FERDINAND WIMAR (German/American, 1828-1862)
    Portrait of a Native American (Portrait of a Half Breed)
    Oil on canvas
    10-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches (26.0 x 21.0 cm)


    Rick Stewart et al, Carl Wimar, Chronicler of the Missouri River Frontier, Fort Worth, Texas, 1991, p. 238, as Study of an Indian Head.

    The present work is closely related to Studies for Portraits of Indians from the collection of Mrs. Wimar A. Becker, exhibited in Saint Louis, Missouri, City Art Museum, "Charles Wimar 1828-1862, Painter of the American Frontier", October 13-November 18, 1946, no. 45, p. 47 (photograph in Frick Library artist's file, 124-2A [38886]), and a half-length portrait, signed C. Wimar, from the collection of Wimar's half brother (or step-brother) August H. Beck, by descent to his daughter Ida. C. Grant, also exhibited in Saint Louis, #23, illustrated.

    Condition Report*: Canvas has been lined and is in stable condition with light craquelure visible overall.  There is wear to the paint layer due to frame abrasion along the outer edges of the painting.  UV examination revealed no visible areas of restoration, with the varnish layer fluorescing.  Original cast-iron cleats are dated February 13, 1893.  Framed Dimensions 14.75 X 13.25 Inches
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