Bisonte con palmeras (Bison with Palm Trees)

  • Goyena family, Bisonte con palmeras (Bison with Palm Trees), ca. 1825-1850, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.16

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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.

Title
Bisonte con palmeras (Bison with Palm Trees)
Artists
Date
ca. 1825-1850
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 3/8 x 2 in. (6.1 x 5.2 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – buffalo
Object Number
1996.91.16
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