Lovers (Indian Love Song)
Although inspired by Native American music that he experience firsthand in the American Southwest, Eanger Irving Couse's numerous representations of Indian musician were highly generalized, as was his use of native details. (These figures are dressed in clothing broadly typical of Plains peoples.) His paintings this offered a romanticized, antimodern notion of Native Americans—a perspective that appealed to turn-of-the-century white audiences, who were increasingly fascinated with Indian art. Owing in part to the appeal of such images, they traveled in growing numbers to Taos, New Mexico, where Couse spent a portion of each year beginning in 1902.
- Artist: Eanger Irving Couse, American, 1866-1936
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Dates: 1905
- Dimensions: 24 1/8 x 29 1/16 in. (61.3 x 73.8 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower right: "E I COUSE"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 12.91
- Credit Line: Gift of George A. Hearn
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Eanger Irving Couse (American, 1866-1936). Lovers (Indian Love Song), 1905. Oil on canvas, 24 1/8 x 29 1/16 in. (61.3 x 73.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George A. Hearn, 12.91
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)