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 Chief Joseph

 30 by 20 inches Oil on canvas 1898

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    Event History :
  • 2016 December Auction (NS)
  • 2016 March 31st and April 1st Auction (NS)
Signed l/l: E.A. Burbank. Nes-Pilem 1898. Wash.; u/l: Chief-Joseph. Nes-Perces. Burbank was commissioned to create a series of portraits of Western Indians, setting a course for Burbank that proved to be his life's work. Burbank started at Fort Sill, painting the first portrait of Geronimo. He recorded the likenesses of such famous Indians as Chiefs Joseph, Sitting Bull, Rain-in-the-Face, Curley, and Red Cloud. Burbank depicted the leaders of about 125 tribes in more than 1,200 works. The two principal collections are the Newberry Library and the Smithsonian Institute. 

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