Handsome Morning -- A Dakota
Harry C. Edwards
On View: Great Hall, Southeast, 1st floor
In this studio portrait by Harry C. Edwards, blue beadwork and pigment are found throughout the model Handsome Morning’s traditional Dakota outfit, which consisted of a fringed dress with beaded yoke, a tubular bone-bead necklace, beaded moccasins, and a buffalo hide robe painted with a box-and-border design. Edwards’s detailed description of her dress and accessories, along with the use of her name in the title of this painting, suggests his interest in asserting Handsome Morning’s authenticity to his audience.
Oil on canvas
72 1/16 x 36 1/16 in. (183 x 91.6 cm)
frame: 81 9/16 x 45 9/16 x 4 1/8 in. (207.2 x 115.7 x 10.5 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower left: "c / 1921 / BY / H.C.EDWARDS"
Gift of the Estate of Grace C. Edwards
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Harry C. Edwards (American, 1868-1922). Handsome Morning -- A Dakota, 1921. Oil on canvas, 72 1/16 x 36 1/16 in. (183 x 91.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Grace C. Edwards, 26.149 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 26.149_SL1.jpg)
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