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    LARGE D.F. BARRY BUST PORTRAIT OF OGLALA LAKOTA CHIEF AMERICAN HORSE. Impressive 5½" x 8" sepia-toned bust portrait of Chief American Horse, in ¾ profile, wearing a full headdress and beaded and quilled breast plate. This handsome image brilliantly illustrates Barry's talent for capturing both the finest physical details of his subjects as well as the intangible but unmistakable aura of pride and dignity surrounding them. American Horse looks serenely into the middle distance with a faint, nostalgic smile touching his lips. Not dated, but Barry did photograph American Horse at Madison Square Garden in 1897-98, with Buffalo Bill and Chief Red Horse - this image was probably taken at about the same time. Barry's copyright blindstamp at lower right, mounting traces on verso. An outstanding Barry portrait worthy of prominent display!

    The Chris Kortlander Collection


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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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