Live Auction

March 2024: Day Two

Fri, Mar 15, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1233

American Oil on Canvas, Ca. 1897, "Sketch of Short Man, Sioux", H 20" W 16"

Estimate: $400 - $800

Bid Increments

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$30 $10
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$400 $50
$900 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$150,000 $10,000
Illegibly signed in the lower right. Titled lower right "Sketch of Short Man. Sioux. Buffalo Bills, Chicago 1897". Oil sketch of Short Man, a Sioux gentleman who traveled in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show when it was in Chicago from August 30th to September 11th, 1897. Having a giltwood and gesso frame, H 28.5", W 24.25". Provenance: Collection of James A. Brescoll, Bloomfield Hills, MI.


Not relined. Two canvas repairs with associated overpainting at the upper left and left side of the headdress. Slight stretcher impressions. Surface scuff to the right of the sitter. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.
Collection of James A. Brescoll, Bloomfield Hills, MI.