The "Big Medicine Man"

1873–87
Paul Frenzeny (American, active 1868–1889)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karoliik cat. no 302, pl. VIII

Dimensions

Sheet: 31.8 x 47.1 cm (12 1/2 x 18 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.256

Medium or Technique

Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite pencil on blue-gray paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Group of Indians right absorbed in watching artist at easel center, painting picture of Indian cheif, horse and woman left. Child at artist’s feet examining paint box.

Inscription

LL in graphite: P. Frenzeny; LR in water color: title

Provenance

Edward Eberstadt & Sons., NY; about 1953 to Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA April 11, 1957

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875