If Chief Joseph was famous, Chief Sitting Bull of the Lakota was closer to infamous, widely reviled after the spectacular defeat of Custer's 7th Cavalry at the Battle of Little Big Horn, or as Native Americans know it, the Battle of Greasy Grass Creek. Following the battle in 1876, he led his people to Saskatchewan, Canada, but returned to U.S. territory in 1881, shortly after Russell arrived in Montana. After performing for a time in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, he returned to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas. Fearing he would use his fame and influence to...
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
After graduating from Carleton College where the focus on abstraction caused him to avoid a career in art, Stephen Elrick joined the Peace Corps, served on the staff of a reform school, and attended graduate school at the University of Chicago before a chance invitation by his sister to create a bird sculpture for her finally led him into the field of art. Of this particular painting, he noted, "'Child of the Forest' challenged my ability to show sorrow and vulnerability on one hand . . . while at the same time showing the pensiveness, bemusement and humor that I...
Created by: Elrick, Stephen H.
Actors Matthew and Sarah Sully came to America from England with their nine children in 1792. Their son Thomas Sully (1783-1872) first trained as a miniature painter with his French brother-in-law and then his brother Lawrence, whose widow he later married. Having also studied face painting with noted artist Gilbert Stuart, Sully became best known for his portraits, but also occasionally produced historical works and charming genre paintings like "Children Playing". One of the most popular artists of the early 19th century, he eventually completed more than 2,600 paintings. Signed on back of painting, " Thomas Sully No. 14." ...
Created by: Sully, Thomas
Automatic. Copy of Mauser Military. Chrome plated, wood grips with partial horizontal grooving. 56-1/4 ozs.
Automatic. Copy of Mauser Military Model 712. Blue; horizontally filled wooden grips. 46-1/4 oz. 22-shot mag.(altered Astra) Marked with Chinese characters. Rear sight graduated 50-1000 meters
Bell Weight: 920 Lbs., Clapper weight: 22 1/2 lbs. Cast in the bell near its top appears "REVERE BOSTON" Size: 30 1/2" high, diameter of bottom 34 3/4".
Claudine has an Armand Marseille bisque head with a yak wig as per the aristocracy of the time and blue eyes. She wears a pink Watteau gown (robe a la francaise) with pleats trimmed with purple velvet bows and braid trim over a cream lace underskirt probably a combination of a lace corset and petticoat. During this period, bell-shaped petticoats with small whalebone hoops began to be popular among the well-to-do. The overgown or robe was put on over the petticoat and the bows you see at the waist attached it to the corset. The Watteau back had resumed its popularity (now called after the famous...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
Manufactured by: Armand Marseilles
Though born in Philadelphia, James Peter Cost has more often been identified with the California coast, to which his family moved when he was 9. Receiving degrees from both U.C.L.A. and U.S.C., Cost taught fine art at the secondary level for 14 years before embarking on a full-time painting career. He quickly made a name for himself as a landscape artist, focusing on the mountains and coast of California, his native Pennsylvania, and other scenic American sites like that depicted in "Clear Winter Morning in New England." However, he is generally best known for his Pacific seascapes, which combined his...
Created by: Cost, James Peter