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White Bull Crow Shirt and Thomas Mails oil on board

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:30,000.00 USD Estimated At:40,000.00 - 50,000.00 USD
White Bull Crow Shirt and Thomas Mails oil on board
32,500.00USD+ (7,475.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2024 Mar 16 @ 13:41UTC-6 : CST/MDT
White Bull Crow Shirt and Painting
Shirt: 32" long x 22" shoulder to shoulder. Accented with beaded cuffs, fringe and two elk teeth. Three metal eagle buttons adorn the closure in the back. Very showy with unusual cuffs. On brain-tanned buffalo hide. Circa 1875-1885.
Oil: Thomas Mails (1922-2001)
White Bull, Miniconjou Sioux Warrior
24" x 20" oil on board
Signed upper left
Verso: Knoke Fine Arts sticker: Circa 1970, Illustrated in the book The Mystic Warriors of the Plains. Sticker states incorrect page and plate. Painting is illustrated on page 282, Plate 15 of the book.
Provenance: Thomas Mails, Personal Collection; Private Collection, Seattle, WA; Late 1960s purchased by the Chapin Family, Private Collection, Sandpoint, ID by descent.
The Mystic Warriors of the Plains by Thomas Mails and Warpath: The True Story of the Fighting Sioux Told in a Biography of Chief White Bull by Stanley Vestal included in the lot.
Chief Joseph White Bull (1849-1947) was the nephew of Great Sioux Chief Sitting Bull.