A Successful Hunt

Artist:
Henry François Farny (American (born France), Ribeauvillé 1847–1916 Cincinnati, Ohio)
Date:
1906
Geography:
Made in United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Gouache, watercolor, gum Arabic glazes, charcoal on white wove paper mounted on board
Dimensions:
14 5/8 × 9 3/16 in. (37.1 × 23.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Marguerite and Frank A. Cosgrove Jr. Fund, 2015
Accession Number:
2015.613
Not on view
Farny created peaceful, elegiac scenes of Native Americans engaged in everyday rituals, always in harmony with their natural environment. Using clothing, artifacts, and sketches collected from his western trips between 1881 and 1894, the Cincinnati-based artist focused on motifs representing indigenous customs from the years before Euro-American settlement and native relocation onto government reservations. In A Successful Hunt, Farny presents a late-afternoon return from the daily work of seeking sustenance, with particular attention to the diverse effects of natural light on the Rocky Mountain landscape.
Signature: Signed and dated (lower right): · FARNY ·/ [artist’s cipher, dot within circle] · 1906 ·
The artist, 1906; Queen City Club, Cincinnati; [Ira Spanierman, New York, 1980]; Manoogian Collection, Michigan, 1980-98; [Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M., 1998]; Henry Roath, Littleton, C.O., 1998-2013; gift to Denver Art Museum, not accessioned, 2013-15.