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Eanger Irving Couse (1866 – 1936)
The Moccasin Maker
oil on canvas
24 × 29 inches
31 × 36 × 2 inches (framed)
signed lower left

VERSO
Label, The Rees-Jones Collection, Dallas, Texas
Label, Thomas Nygard Gallery, Bozeman, Montana

Couse historian Virginia Couse Leavitt wrote, “Couse’s model here was Jerry Mirabel. Beaded moccasins were made by the Plains Indians and traded at Taos, the northernmost Pueblo in New Mexico. Taos was a major commerce center with the tribes to the east, indicated here by the moccasins, and with other pueblos to the south, seen here by the pot to the right. Couse collected Indian costume and artifacts to use in his work and those seen in this picture are from his private collection. This painting is a perfect example of Couse’s admiration of the Indian as artist.”

PROVENANCE
Altermann Auction, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2003
Private collection, New York
Private collection, Dallas, Texas

72

Eanger Irving Couse

1866 – 1936

The Moccasin Maker
oil on canvas
24 × 29 inches
31 × 36 × 2 inches (framed)
signed lower left
Sold at Auction: $169,400
Condition ReportSurface is in excellent condition. Canvas is lined. Spots of inpainting along the edges of the frame and small speck on the figure.

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