Objet D'Art / Silver




De Lancey W.GILL Hopi Indians? Oil on canvas painting as shown. From an old, old local estate and buried away for years. De lancey Gill (1859 -1940). Born in Camden, SC, he worked for years as an illustrator and photographer with the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology and traveled the west in the 1800's painting and photographing Indians. He also is credited with photographing over 3000 Indians, including Chief Joseph, Geronimo, George Custer's Crow Scouts, etc.. A member of the Cosmos Club, his works were exhibited in the Academy of Design of American Artists in NY, Washington Water Color Club, etc… Painting is all original and as found. One small old puncture as shown just below kettle (easily mended). Measures 28" x 18". Label on back of frame marked: The Art Nook Pictures and Picture Framing 143 North Stone Ave. Tucson, Ariz. Gills works apparently hang in the Smithsonian Institute and further info on artist should be able to be obtained from the Smithsonian or the national Museum of American Art.. Maybe historically important. $975.00 P&H $45.00 in lower 48 states