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Inscription

lower center in graphite by unknown hand: Lawton!; lower right in graphite: R; upper right verso in graphite by unknown hand: 27 [circled]; left center verso in graphite by unknown hand: by / Wm T Ranney A.N.A. / 1813-1859

Provenance

Claude J. Ranney (grandson of the artist), Malvern, Pennsylvania; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1960; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1962
William Ranney, Painter of the Early West, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Texas, 1962-1963, p. 50, no. 124, repro
1991
William Tylee Ranney: East of the Mississippi, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 1991-1992, p. 80, no. 34, repro
2006
William Ranney: An American Artist, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, 2006-2007, pp. 188-189, no. D11, repro
Bibliography
1983
Simmons, Linda Crocker and with the assistance of Adrianne J. Humphrey, et al. American Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983: p. 30, no. 216.