Bear's Heart Sketchbook  Provenance

Courting with chaperone

Various owners (dispersed); Donald Ellis Gallery; Bonham's, "From the Great Lakes to the Rio Grande: the Collection of Roy Robinson, Los Angeles, October 26-27, 2023, Lot 22; Roy Robinson Collection (1882-1970), acquired from the estate of Evangeline Marrs Simpson Whipplee in 1933; Evangeline Marrs Simpson Whipple, by descent; Gifted by Richard Henry Pratt to Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple (1822-1901).

Illustrated by Bear's Heart (Nockkoist), Tsis tsis'tas (Cheyenne, 1851–1882), "Drawn by Bears Heart, Cheyenne, Sept. 25, 1876", comprising twenty-two unpaginated folios bound in a commercial sketchbook with printed cardstock covers, integral tissue guards between the pages, the folios illustrated with a total of twenty-three single and one double-page drawing in ink, graphite and colored pencil, the title inscribed in pencil across the interior cover.

Bear's Heart (Nockkoist), Tsis tsis'tas (Cheyenne, 1851–1882)
Document Info
Media: Ink, graphite and colored pencil
Dimensions: 8 5/8 x 11 3/8 inches
Total Plates: 25
Total Pages: 44
Various owners (dispersed)
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