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Eanger Irving Couse

Shrine to the Rain Gods

Auction Closed

April 20, 12:24 AM GMT


350,000 - 550,000 USD

Lot Details


Eanger Irving Couse

1866 - 1936

Shrine to the Rain Gods

signed E-I-Couse-N.A. (lower right)

oil on canvas

35 x 46 in. (88.9 x 116.8 cm.)

Executed circa 1920. 

This painting will be included in Virginia Couse Leavitt's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work.

The artist

Henry W. Ranger Fund

Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio (acquired as a gift from the above in 1921)

Museum of the American Indian, New York (acquired from the above)

Heye Foundation, New York (acquired from the above on May 31, 1955)

Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York

Wolf Family Collection No. 0137 (acquired from the above on March 22, 1971)

"Museums and Galleries," El Palacio: Published by the Museum of New Mexico and the School of American Research, 1921, vol. XI, no. 9, p. 119
Smithsonian Institution, "Report on the National Collection of Fine Arts Including the Freer Gallery of Art," Washington, D.C., 1955, no. 7, p. 70
Virginia Couse Leavitt, Eanger Irving Couse: The Life and Times of an American Artist, 1866-1936, Norman, Oklahoma, 2019p. 294, illustrated

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum at Santa Fe, 1921

New York, National Academy of Design, 97th Annual Exhibition, 1922, p. 9

New York, Kennedy Galleries, A Plentiful Country: An Exhibition of Important Paintings of the American West, 1970, no. 43, p. 48, illustrated

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019-21 (on loan)