Untitled (Howling Wolf with his War Horse), from the "Robert Allen Guthrie Notebook"

Howling Wolf (Ho-na-nist-to), American / Southern Tsistsistas, 1849 - 1927, Southern Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne), Central Plains, Plains

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about 1874-1875

Ink, colored pencil, watercolor, and graphite on wove blue lined notebook paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 5 11/16 x 7 3/16 in. (14.5 x 18.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Mark Lansburgh Ledger Drawing Collection; Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund

2006.51

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Classification

Native American

Drawing

Native American: Plains

Not on view

Inscription

Signed by the artist, in iron gall ink, top right: Howling Wolf; stamped, on reverse, lower right, in blue ink with graphite: LANSBURGH [semi-circle] / in graphite: 1987; reverse: [no drawing]

Course History

ARTH 83, History of Museums and Collecting, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2015

SART 20, SART 71, Drawing II/III, Colleen Randall, Fall 2014

NAS 30.2, ARTH 16, Plains Ledger Drawings and Their Complexities, Joyce Szabo, Summer 2013

SART 20, SART 71, Drawing II, Drawing III, Colleen Randall, Fall 2012

ARTH 82, History of Museums and Collecting, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

Native American Ledger Drawings from the Hood Museum of Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 2-December 19, 2010.

American Works on Paper to 1950: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-December 9, 2007.

Picturing Change: The Impact of Ledger Drawing on Native American Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 11, 2004-May 15, 2005.

Nineteenth-Century Ledger Drawings, The Lansburgh Collection, Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 10-31, 2000.

Publication History

Colin G. Calloway, Editor, Ledger Narratives, The Plains Indian Drawings of the Lansburgh Collection at Dartmouth College, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press (published in cooperation with the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire), 2012, p. 78, plate 34; p. 193, figure 4.5.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 136, no. 108.

Barbara Thompson, Picturing Change: The Impact of Ledger Drawing on Native American Art, [brochure], Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2004, p. 4, fig. 3.

Nineteenth-Century Ledger Drawings, The Lansburgh Collection, [brochure], Santa Fe: Nedra Matteucci Galleries, 2000, ill.

Szabo, Joyce M. 1994. Howling Wolf and the History of Ledger Art. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Provenance

Possibly from the ledger book owned by Robert Allen Guthrie, Topeka, Kansas, 1874; Joe Rivera, Mission, South Dakota [in partnership with Dennis Lessard, scholar of Native American Art]; to H. Malcolm Grimmer, Santa Fe, New Mexico; sold to Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, about 1981; sold to Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, about 1988; sold to present collection, 2006.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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