Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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sketch for the Washington Post Office mural
  • Ward Lockwood
    born: Atchison, Kansas, United States ; died: Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, United States
  • sketch for the Washington Post Office mural, 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
    Frame Dimensions: 24 3/4 x 32 3/4 x 1 1/2 in
    Weight: 12 lbs
  • Gift from the Ward and Clyde Lockwood Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1972.0340

Basket at LL. Two Indian figures at left. Male figure on horseback at TL. At CL appears to be a missionary carrying a cross. At center there is a mountain man seated and dressed in typical fringed animal skin. At CR there is a man, woman, and boy. Man and boy carry firearms and wear hats. Woman wears a dress and draping garment over shoulders. At right there is a man walking alongside a donkey. In background there are mountains a wagon train at right and horses at center.