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 Saddling Up aka Klikitat Girl with White Pony

 31 1/2 by 45 1/2 inches Oil on canvas 

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    Event History :
  • 2016 December Auction (sold $105,600)
Signed l/r: E-I-Couse Following formal art studies in Paris, the artist and his wife Virginia Walker Couse took residence in Étaples, France. The artist never intended to remain in France as he felt strongly about painting American subjects. In 1891, five years before retuning permanently to the United States, he and his wife traveled to eastern Washington where his wife's parents had a ranch. What appealed to him were the Indian tribes that inhabited the region, including the Cayuse, Klikitat, Umatilla and Yakima. Gaining access to the Indians was a difficult task because the natives believed that their spirit would be captured in the painting, therefore resulting in death or the inability of the spirit to enter the afterlife. He was often chased away from encampments, but was eventually able to persuade some of the Indians to pose for him. As a result, he was able to produce a significant body of work, some of which were placed in exhibitions in Paris where they were well recei 

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