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sketch for mural (Settling of the West)
  • Ward Lockwood
    born: Atchison, Kansas, United States ; died: Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, United States
  • sketch for mural (Settling of the West), 1936
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pencil on paper
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 30.5 x 68.6 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 x 27 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Gift from the Ward and Clyde Lockwood Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0339

This sketch shows a group of settlers working on a building. Men wearing hats lay the foundation while a woman rocking a child sits near them. A cradle is behind her. On the right side of the image is a man in an army uniform speaking to a Native American man wearing a long feathered headdress. Another soldier stands behind the first and another Native American person sits and listens to the conversation. There are rolling hills in the background.