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April Day 1: Minnesota Art and History

Wed, Apr 27, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 90

Painting A.F. 1873 "Old Betz" Native American Woman

Estimate: $600 - $1,200

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Oil on canvas portrait depicting Azayamankawin or "Old Betz," a Dakota woman from St. Paul who was a local celebrity and whose photograph became widespread in carte-de-visite prints. She is depicted gazing forward at the viewer with a serious expression, her blue-gray garment blending into the background. Signed A.F. and dated 1873 along the lower right..

Provenance: Collection of the James J. Hill Reference Library.

Certain individuals are prohibited by law to purchase items in this auction. Descendants of James J. Hill within three generations (Great Grandchildren and closer) are not allowed to purchase items. Additionally, board members of the foundation and their families (spouses, children, spouses of children, grandchildren) are also prohibited from purchasing items.

Unframed; Height: 16 in x width: 14 in. Framed; Height: 26 in x width: 24 in.


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