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Bisonte con palmeras (Bison with Palm Trees)

ca. 1825-1850 Attributed to Goyena family watercolor on ivory 2 3/8 x 2 in. (6.1 x 5.2 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Teodoro Vidal Collection 1996.91.16 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 12


Luce Center Label

This unusual and charming miniature of a bison cavorting on a beach may have been adapted from a popular print of an American bison by the artist-naturalist Titian Ramsey Peale. The bison was a species that only recently had been discovered earlier in the century, making it unlikely that a live bison had been transported to Puerto Rico.

Keywords

Animal - buffalo

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory