Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tribute to Eanger Irving Couse - American Painter - 1866-1936
22" x 26" Oil on masonite
This is a post for Following the Masters Challenge Six - Western Art hosted by Michelle Burnett. While I am working on an original for this challenge, this one painted a few years ago certainly fits the theme. The reference photo was found in my late mother-in-law's elemetary school teacher's files. As a post card type photo, there was no artist signature so I never really knew if the original were by Couse or Joseph Henry Sharp. The gridded photo in Antiques and the Arts Online, removes all doubt but that the painting was by Couse and that Ben Luhan had been his model. The pose, pot, blanket, headdress, etc. are as in the reference photo (which I have misplaced). The background was taken from other paintings by either Couse or Sharp and my imagination. A practice piece just for fun, this fellow lives in my attic! Thanks Michelle for the opportunity to bring him back into the light!