Sale 18AM01 | Lot 35

Henry Herman Cross

Catalogue: American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts
Henry Herman Cross

Lot Details

Lot 35
Henry Herman Cross
American, 1837-1918
Wa-She-Choon (White Man), 1862
Signed H. H. Cross., dated 1862 and inscribed No. 31 "Wa-She-Choon."/White Man. (ul)
Oil on canvas
36 x 29 inches
Berry-Hill Galleries, New York
Born in Flemingville, NY, Henry H. Cross was a restless youth who ran away several times as a boy; at 16, in 1853, he traveled to Paris to study animal painting with Rosa Bonheur. When he returned in 1855 he went west with a circus, working as a painter of animal and Indian portraits. He was in Minnesota during the 1862 Sioux uprising, painting a number of portraits of the particpants, including this one of Wa-She-Choon, one of 39 men sentenced to be hanged on December 26, 1862 as a result of the rebellion.

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Sold for $8,750 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Not lined. Difficult to interpret under UV light. Some possible touches of restoration to the face. Some canvas rippling near upper left corner.

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Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Sold for $8,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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