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VERSO
Signed, titled, and dated
Label, Arthur H. Harlow & Co., Inc., New York, NY

In their collaborative biography on Carl Rungius, John Whyte and E. J. Hart wrote, “The Rocky Mountain goat lives in the arctic alpine life zone’s barren realms, gleaning nutrition from tufts of grass and lichens, dropping down to meadows and valleys to bear its young and to obtain the minerals absent from the terrain where it spends most of its life. If it lived in less strenuous circumstance, the goat would certainly be the icon of its home. As it is, it is among the least known and least understood of North American mammals. Carl himself called the goat ‘probably’ the strangest animal on our entire list of big game. In its precipitous habitat the goat lacks the fear of most animals.”

Mountain goats are often observed above Summit Lake located in the Selkirk Mountains of southern British Columbia.

PROVENANCE
H. Wendell Endicott Collection
His son, by descent
The Collection of M. Anthony Greene, Jackson, WY

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