Sioux Chief (1908) "The work is in good condition. The work recently was restored and cleaned. Restoration repaired craquelure and removed surface dirt throughout. verso; handwritten in pencil; 'Chief [indecipherable] Sioux [sic]."
In the pdf file the authors of the Hauser Project catalogue raisonné have kindly sent me, this work, or something extraordinarily similar, is listed as Chief Plenty Horses and dated 1896. The sitter does have the somewhat pursed lips look of Plenty Horses. His shield, blanket and cuff are similar to those seen in the previously posted painting of Plenty Horses and the shield is similar to that carried by Bald Face, who is clearly the same sitter as the man in the 1905 painting.
Chief Bald Face, Sioux; undated.
Chief Plenty Horses, Ogalalla(sic) Sioux; 1905.
Last Edit: Nov 17, 2011 13:49:08 GMT -5 by grahamew
Here's an interesting one... I mentioned somewhere near the beginning of this thread Hauser being friends with Joseph Henry Sharp and William Henry Farny and how some of their paintings share compositional ideas and poses, so here's Farny's The Mountain Trail, 1906:
and Hauser's A Rocky Trail (n.d.):
Even a cursory glance allows you to see similarities in the rock formations.
Last Edit: Nov 13, 2011 11:16:58 GMT -5 by grahamew
I received an email from the authors of the hauser Project:
Dear Friends and John Hauser aficionados,
We have some good news to share with you.
First, our book manuscript is in the hands of our publisher. It is scheduled to appear officially under the title: Straight White Shield A Life and Work of John Hauser (1859-1913) with a Catalogue Raisonné by Edward Paxton Harris and Jerry Glenn including a preface by Phyllis Weston and an essay by Richard Luschek xiv + 308 pages
In addition to being the first biography of this forgotten artist, the book also offers a survey of his reception within the art world and a full scholarly apparatus, including a sourcebook of the complete newspaper citations, a page of sample signatures to help authenticate and date his work, a section on the studio where he worked with a full set of photographs, an annotated bibliography and such extras as family trees. It is also, of course, richly illustrated with countless previously unpublished works.
Straight White Shield will appear Friday, February 3rd, in conjunction with a special exhibition of John Hauser’s work at Cincinnati Art Galleries, 226 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Thereafter, it will be available at most Cincinnati book store’s and art galleries and through direct order from the publisher (ordering details will follow). We are in the process of selecting works for inclusion in the exhibition, which will be the largest and most comprehensive public exhibition of the artist’s work.
Ballpark similarities with some of Hauser's village scenes (and note the artits's use of the pose from The Look Out, posted above):
Sioux Encampment, Porcupine
Sioux camp (chromolithograph), 1905
Hauser wasn't the only artist of the peiod influenced by Farny. Here's Farny's Fort Totten Trail:
Here's Dwight Huntington's Fort Totten:
I don't have a date for either of these, so it's feasible the influence was the other way around, but I suspect not. Huntington, better known as a wildlife artists, was yet another native of Cincinnati
Last Edit: Dec 11, 2011 11:15:11 GMT -5 by grahamew