DescriptionWESTERN ARTIST CHARLES SCHREYVOGEL AUTOGRAPH ON BUFFALO BILL LETTERHEAD 1911 - Schreyvogel, Charles (1861-1912). Following formal art training in Germany (1886), Schreyvogel returned to the United States, spending much of his time sketching the horses, cowboys and Indians in 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West" In 1893, Schreyvogel made his first trip west, visiting the Ute reservation in Colorado, but the resulting paintings did not sell and he returned to doing commissioned portraits and lithographic work. In 1901, his piece My Bunkie, of a cavalryman rescuing a fellow soldier from hostile Indians, won the first prize at the National Academy of design. His studio and collection are on permanent display at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage center in Oklahoma City.
Autographed letter signed. One page, two sided, Quarto, on a leaf of Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Great Far East letterhead, garden City, Kansas, August 28, 1911. On tour with the Buffalo Bill and Far East show, Schreyvogel writes letter to his wife. Using their pet name for each other "Schnuck" In part: "We got in here yesterday afternoon and of course cloudy and cold so that I couldn't do anything, not enough light...I am disgusted coming all this way and not able to work. I wanted to do a lot, I have only done sketches...I would [have] liked to get a study of sage brush in sunlight...The Col. Majors and Mrs. Lilly are very nice and make it as pleasant as they can for me..I was much pleased to get yours and especially Schatzie's letter...the handwriting is very good for the little she has done. If this weather keeps up I will leave soon because I can't do much...With love and kisses to you and Schatzie, Schunk." This letter is boldly penned and in fine condition, with great content.
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