Burial on the Plains

Burial on the Plains (c. 1890) is a painting by Richard Lorenz. The painting was exhibited in Munich in 1891 and it is part of the collection at the American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection. It is in the genre of Western American Art.

Burial on the Plains by Richard Lorenz, c. 1890

BackgroundEdit

In 1909 Richard Lorenz became the preeminent artist painting in the western genre.[1] Lorenz was a horse specialist and he began his career working on large canvas panoramas. The painting is focussed on a grave and two cowboys. Joan Carpenter Troccoli who wrote the book Painters and the American West: The Anschutz Collection describes the painting by saying, it is easy to imaging Burial on the Plains being a segment of a panorama "open-ended and abruptly cut off".[2]

HistoryEdit

In 1891 the painting was exhibited at the International exhibition in Munich. In 1915 the Boston Evening Transcript reported that it received great praise in Munich. It was scheduled to be exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition but it was "lost in transmission" and not recovered in time. By 1915 the painting was originally owned by Mrs. Shandein.[3] The painting is now housed at the American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wisconsin: a guide to the Badger State. New York: Duell, Sloan Pearce. 1941. p. 156. Retrieved 13 June 2022.
  2. ^ Carpenter Troccoli, Joan (2000). Painters and the American West: The Anschutz Collection (1st ed.). New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. p. 119. ISBN 9780300087222. Retrieved 23 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Painter of Western Life". Boston Evening Transcript. 4 August 1915. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Richard Lorenz". Encyclopedia of Milwaukee. Encyclopedia of Milwaukee. Retrieved 12 June 2022.