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Painter, Illustrator, b. 1904 - d. 1973

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          • BYRON B. WOLFE (CO/KS, 1904-1973)
            Aug. 27, 2023

            BYRON B. WOLFE (CO/KS, 1904-1973)

            Est: $400 - $600

            "Mountain Man", watercolor on paper, signed and dated 1965 lower left, titled and with notation "From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe" on mat, inscribed verso "Mountain Men were the first trail blazers falling (sic) the rivers called roads of the mountains", with affixed Trailside Galleries (Phoenix; Jackson, WY; Scottsdale) label verso, in a wooden frame with linen liner and gilded inner lip, with mat and non-glared glass, OS: 15 1/4" x 18 1/4", SS: 7 3/4" x 10 3/4". Good condition.

            Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
          • BYRON WOLFE (1904-1973) WATERCOLOR, STUDY, BOOK
            Jun. 16, 2023

            BYRON WOLFE (1904-1973) WATERCOLOR, STUDY, BOOK

            Est: $200 - $400

            Byron B. Wolfe (1904-1973) 1966 This three-piece lot illustrates the working career of Kansas artist and illustrator Byron Wolfe. It does so by demonstrating the artist's processes from study to finished work, and through the synopsis Sketchbook of Byron B. Wolfe, printed in 1972 as an edition of only 250 volumes, this one being signed and inscribed by Wolfe with his designation as member of the Cowboy Artists of America. Each image measures 10 x 15, sheet is 16 x 20 inches. Without proof of exemption, be aware that internet sales tax applies to all Internet transactions and local sales tax may apply to local pick-up transactions. We happily provide seamless in-house packing and shipping services on nearly everything we sell. Until further notice, we cannot offer international shipping in-house.

            Dirk Soulis Auctions
          • Byron Wolfe Watercolor, High Country Calf Crop
            Jun. 08, 2023

            Byron Wolfe Watercolor, High Country Calf Crop

            Est: $1,500 - $3,000

            WOLFE, Byron (1904-1973). High Country Calf Crop. Watercolor with gouache highlights on paper. 1971 Signed 'Byron B. Wolfe-CA', dated and inscribed 'W©' lower left, titled and inscribed 'From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe' and with a cartouche on the mat, with label from Smith Kramer, Inc. Sight size: 10 1/4 x 14 3/4" Framed size: 18 1/4 x 22 1/4" Provenance: The John A. and Margaret Hill Collection of Western Art. Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, TN

            Arader Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe Watercolor, Headin' For Cover
            Jun. 08, 2023

            Byron Wolfe Watercolor, Headin' For Cover

            Est: $1,500 - $3,000

            WOLFE, Byron (1904-1973). Headin' For Cover! Watercolor with gouache highlights on paper. 1971 Signed 'Byron B. Wolfe-CA', dated and inscribed 'W©' lower left, inscribed 'Headin for Cover!' and 'From the Sketch Book of Byron Wolfe' and with a cartouche on the mat, with a label from Smith Kramer, Inc. 10 1/4" x 14 3/4" visible, 18 1/4" x 22 1/4" framed. Provenance: The John A. and Margaret Hill Collection of American Western Art. Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, TN

            Arader Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe (American, 1904-1973) The Night Herder, 1964
            May. 04, 2023

            Byron Wolfe (American, 1904-1973) The Night Herder, 1964

            Est: $2,000 - $4,000

            Byron Wolfe (American, 1904-1973) The Night Herder, 1964 oil on canvas signed Byron B. Wolfe and dated (lower right) 24 x 36 inches Property from a Corporate Art Collection, Oklahoma

            Hindman
          • BYRON WOLFE "SIGNAL TO ATTACK HIDE HUNTER" WATERCOLOR ON PAPER
            Apr. 30, 2023

            BYRON WOLFE "SIGNAL TO ATTACK HIDE HUNTER" WATERCOLOR ON PAPER

            Est: -

            Byron B. Wolfe (1904 - 1973) "Signal to Attack Hide Hunters" (South of the Arkansas into Texas) Watercolor on Paper. Artist: Byron Wolfe Title: "Signal to Attack Hide H Medium: Watercolor on Paper Circa/Year: 1969 Signature Type: Hand Signed Signature Location: Lower Right Site Measurement: 11" x 15.75" Image Keywords: Native American, Indian Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1043

            Bradford's
          • THREE COWBOY ARTISTS OF AMERICA WORKS ON PAPER
            Nov. 12, 2022

            THREE COWBOY ARTISTS OF AMERICA WORKS ON PAPER

            Est: $200 - $400

            Three Cowboy Artists of America member original works on paper: 1. Robert Elmer Lougheed (1910-1982) graphite on paper titled One Of The Bell, sheet is 10.75 x 14 with framed size of 16.25 x 19.25 inches. 2. Byron B. Wolfe (1904-1973), The Owl And The Brandin' Iron watercolor dated 1971, sheet is 9.25 x 7.5 with a framed size of 13.25 x 10.75 inches. 3. Melvin Charles Warren (1920-1995) graphite on paper, 1976, inscribed to Tom and Dotty Watson, sheet is 10.75 x 18 with a framed size of 14.25 x 20 inches. Please see description. Be aware that internet sales tax applies to all Internet transactions and local sales tax may apply to local pick-up transactions. We happily provide seamless in-house packing and shipping services on nearly everything we sell. Until further notice, we cannot offer international shipping in-house.

            Dirk Soulis Auctions
          • BYRON WOLFE (1904 - 1973) 1965 STUDY AND PAINTING
            Sep. 23, 2022

            BYRON WOLFE (1904 - 1973) 1965 STUDY AND PAINTING

            Est: $1,500 - $2,000

            Byron B. Wolfe (1904 - 1973) Make Your Mark 1965 The two original works by Byron Wolfe include, from the artist's sketchbook, an 8 x 10 watercolor rendering of an Old West smithy in his shop with horse shoes, hames bell rack, forge, anvil and tools, offering up a forged iron cattle brand for a cowboy's consideration. This preliminary watercolor is signed and dated lower left with date of 1965 as is the much larger and more finished oil painting of this same composition. The painting signature includes the artist's brand. The mat of the watercolor is inscribed with the painting's title, 'Make Your Mark' and the designation 'From the Sketch Book of Byron Wolfe' Canvas measures 18 x 24 with a framed size of 24 x 30 and the watercolor sight size is 7.5 x 10 with a framed size of 15.25 x 18.25 inches.

            Dirk Soulis Auctions
          • Byron Wolfe (CO,KS,1904-1973) oil painting
            Jul. 03, 2022

            Byron Wolfe (CO,KS,1904-1973) oil painting

            Est: $1,700 - $2,200

            ARTIST: Byron B Wolfe (Colorado, Kansas, 1904 - 1973) NAME: Hazards of the Hunt YEAR: 1966 MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Very good. No visible inpaint under UV light. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 18 x 24 inches / 45 x 60 cm FRAME SIZE: 25 x 31 inches / 63 x 78 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: has artist's labels on verso CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 121203 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Byron Wolfe was an American illustrator and painter of the American West. His work can be seen at the Kansas State University and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home.Wolfe was born in 1904 in Parsons, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas.Wolfe began his career as an illustrator. He later became a painter of the American West, and he joined the Cowboy Artists of America in 1966. With David Hicks Overmyer, Wolfe painted four murals in the library of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas in 1934. Wolfe gave his painting called Holdin' Herd, Abilene Town, 1968 to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene, Kansas.Wolfe died in 1973. His son, Wayne Wolfe, became a painter in his own right.

            Broward Auction Gallery LLC
          • Byron Wolfe Chief Little Bear Portrait Watercolor
            Mar. 27, 2022

            Byron Wolfe Chief Little Bear Portrait Watercolor

            Est: $600 - $800

            WOLFE, Byron B, (American, 1904-1973): "Chief Little Bear- Cheyenne, on of the Avengers of Sand Creek", Watercolor/Paper, signed lower left, titled lower right, sight size 10" x 8", framed 14.25" x 12.25". Not examined out of frame.

            Amero Auctions
          • Future Buffalo Horse by Byron B. Wolfe (1904-1973)
            Feb. 18, 2022

            Future Buffalo Horse by Byron B. Wolfe (1904-1973)

            Est: $600 - $900

            Future Buffalo Horse by Byron B. Wolfe (1904-1973), gouache on paper, 7 x 9 1/2 (sight)

            Jackson Hole Art Auction
          • BYRON WOLFE (American, 1904-1973). WHEN FOUR OF A KIND TAKES THE POT (STRONG BOX), signed and dated 1969 lower left and titled lower ri
            Jun. 03, 2021

            BYRON WOLFE (American, 1904-1973). WHEN FOUR OF A KIND TAKES THE POT (STRONG BOX), signed and dated 1969 lower left and titled lower ri

            Est: $180 - $200

            BYRON WOLFE (American, 1904-1973). WHEN FOUR OF A KIND TAKES THE POT (STRONG BOX), signed and dated 1969 lower left and titled lower right. Graphite on paper - Framed, sight: 10 in. x 14 in.

            Sloans & Kenyon
          • BYRON WOLFE (American, 1904-1973). WHEN FOUR OF A KIND TAKES THE POT (STRONG BOX), signed and dated 1969 lower left and titled lower ri
            May. 24, 2021

            BYRON WOLFE (American, 1904-1973). WHEN FOUR OF A KIND TAKES THE POT (STRONG BOX), signed and dated 1969 lower left and titled lower ri

            Est: $250 - $350

            BYRON WOLFE (American, 1904-1973). WHEN FOUR OF A KIND TAKES THE POT (STRONG BOX), signed and dated 1969 lower left and titled lower right. Graphite on paper - Framed, sight: 10 in. x 14 in.

            Sloans & Kenyon
          • Byron B. Wolfe (1904-1973) Watercolor On Paper
            Apr. 10, 2021

            Byron B. Wolfe (1904-1973) Watercolor On Paper

            Est: -

            Signed On The Lower Right Hand Side. Frame Measures Approximately 20in X 24in. Art Measures Approximately 11in X 16in. Tm6345 Zh

            EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
          • Byron Wolfe | Vaqueros Working the Brush
            Sep. 18, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Vaqueros Working the Brush

            Est: $1,400 - $2,000

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Vaqueros Working the Brush Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1972 Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 15 inches Additional dimensions: 21 by 25 by 2 inches framed Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown/grey frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Ute Signal on the Rio Chama’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. Verso on the back of the piece: “VAQUEROS WORKING THE BRUSH” TIME – 1749 to 1775 PLACE – Southwest Texas to California. REF. – Vaqueros of the Brush Country by J. Frank Dobie. The Vaquero American Scene by Paul Rossi. NOTE – Vaqueros were considered the best ropers and riders in the world. Charlie Russell said, quote, “I never saw cowboys until I stopped at Chihuahua City, Mexico and saw a bunch of Terraza’s outing on a show in the square.

            Altermann Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe | Beaver Men in the Tetons
            Sep. 18, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Beaver Men in the Tetons

            Est: $1,400 - $2,000

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Beaver Men in the Tetons Signed l/r: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 15 1/2 inches Additional dimensions: 21 by 25 by 1.5 inches framed Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye, there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no issues and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown/gold frame with a cream linen liner, brown fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Beaver Men in the Tetons’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. The artist’s bio is provided on the back. Verso on back: Beaver Men in The Tetons, Time-1800s into 1830s, Place- The Teton Range. This Painting is based on String lake that empties into Jenny Lake. The beaver trade opened this area to the white trapper. The first white man, John Colter crossed this range near Teton Pass in 1808. Later in 1811 the Astorians under Wilson Price Hunt. Pierres Hole – famous meeting place during ‘Fur Era’: west of Teton peaks. REF- ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI by Bernard Devoto. GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK by Arne B. Commerer (rare copy)

            Altermann Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe | Strong Medicine, Buffalo Herd Sighted
            Sep. 18, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Strong Medicine, Buffalo Herd Sighted

            Est: $1,400 - $2,000

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Strong Medicine, Buffalo Herd Sighted Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©wf Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Additional dimensions: 20.5 by 24.5 by 1.25 inches framed Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a gold, brown and red frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Strong Medicine, Buffalo Herd Sighted’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. An artist bio is provided on the back of the piece. Verso on the back of the piece: STRONG MEDICINE, BUFFALO HERD SIGHTED! TIME – PRE-RESERVATION DAYS PLACE – GREAT PLAINS, Mississippi to the Rockies. REF- CRAZY HORSE by Marl Sandoz, BUFFALO LAND by William D. Berry. NOTE – When meat parfleches were folded flat, the herd had to be located for the start of a hunt. Ceremonials, the ‘Offering of the pipe, to the four great directions’ for a fat hunt. Medicine men accompanied by buffalo scouts searched for the herd, with many small rituals by the medicine man.

            Altermann Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe | The Charge and Death of Roman Nose, War Chief
            Sep. 18, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | The Charge and Death of Roman Nose, War Chief

            Est: $1,400 - $2,000

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: The Charge and Death of Roman Nose, War Chief Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1971 Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Additional dimensions: 21 by 25 by 1.75 inches framed Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘The Charge and Death of Roman Nose, War Chief’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. Verso on the back of the piece: ‘THE CHARGE AND DEATH OF ROMAN NOSE, WAR CHIEF’ TIME – 1868 PLACE ARICKAREE FORK OF THE REPUBLICAN RIVER IN THE NORTH EASTERN CORNER OF COLORADO. REF – THE SOUTHERN CHEYENNES by Donald J. Berthrong. NOTE- Roman Nose war chief of the Cheyennes was persuaded to lead the charge against Col. Forsyth and scouts dug in on a sandy island on the Arickaree – he said ‘I shall die today, my war bonnet has lost it’s protective medicine! His food was lifted with an iron tool. Roman Nose unaware of this ate some of the bread, unable due to time to perform purification rites. He lead the charge and was shot and died at sundown.

            Altermann Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe | Ute Lookout and Stolen Horses
            Sep. 18, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Ute Lookout and Stolen Horses

            Est: $1,400 - $2,000

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Ute Lookout and Stolen Horses Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©wf Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches Additional dimensions: 20.5 by 24.5 by 1 inches framed Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown/gold frame with a cream linen liner and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Ute Lookout and Stolen Horses’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. An artist bio is provided on the back of the piece. Verso on the back of the piece: ‘UTE LOOKOUT AND STOLEN HORSES’ TIME – 1600’s INTO 1800s PLACE – SOUTHWEST TO CENTRAL PLAINS. REF – THE TREASURY OF HORSES by Walter D. Osborne & Patricia H Johnson. NOTE- In the year 1694 alone, 100,000 horses were stolen from the Spanish settlements in the southwest. Next the Indians made horse raids on his Indian enemies. This was a game and a great status symbol, a sign of great bravery – to steal a war horse or buffalo horse from the enemy, especially if the enemy was not killed in the stealing.

            Altermann Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe | Water and Smoke
            Sep. 17, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Water and Smoke

            Est: $1,000 - $1,500

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Water and Smoke Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1971 Media: Pen and ink on paper Dimensions: 10 1/2 by 8 1/ inches Additional dimensions: 17.75 by 14.75 by 1 inches framed No ReserveCondition: Very Good Condition details: This watercolor is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals nothing of issue and no signs of restoration. The artwork is framed under glass and has not been inspected outside of that frame. Inscribed on the mat at lower left: ‘Water and Smoke’. Inscribed above the remarque: From the sketchbook of Byron B. Wolfe. The pieces framed in an oak cap with a linen liner and a gold inner liner. The remarque is on a neutral mat. The frame is in good condition with normal wear. Verso: label: Owens Gallery of Western Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

            Altermann Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe | Vaqueros Working the Brush
            Jun. 19, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Vaqueros Working the Brush

            Est: $1,800 - $2,600

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Vaqueros Working the Brush Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1972 Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 15 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown/grey frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Ute Signal on the Rio Chama’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. Verso on the back of the piece: “VAQUEROS WORKING THE BRUSH” TIME – 1749 to 1775 PLACE – Southwest Texas to California. REF. – Vaqueros of the Brush Country by J. Frank Dobie. The Vaquero American Scene by Paul Rossi. NOTE – Vaqueros were considered the best ropers and riders in the world. Charlie Russell said, quote, “I never saw cowboys until I stopped at Chihuahua City, Mexico and saw a bunch of Terraza’s outing on a show in the square.

            Altermann Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe | Ute Signal on the Rio Chama
            Jun. 19, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Ute Signal on the Rio Chama

            Est: $1,800 - $2,600

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Ute Signal on the Rio Chama Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA[cipher] ©wf Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a rustic brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Ute Signal on the Rio Chama’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. An artist bio is provided on the back of the piece. Verso on the back of the piece: TIME- 1700s INTO 1800s PLACE – NORHTWESTERN NEW MEXICO – CHAMA RIVER A TRIBUTARY OF THE RIO GRANDE. NOTE – The introduction of the horse consolidated the Utes. They became war like and aggressive, seeking their horses from their raids on the Comanches, Kiowas, Cheyennes and Arapahoes. REF.- NEW MEXICO by Coronado Cuarto Centennial Commission THE UTES A FORGOTTEN PEOPLE by Wilson Rockwell.

            Altermann Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe | Ute Lookout and Stolen Horses
            Jun. 19, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Ute Lookout and Stolen Horses

            Est: $1,800 - $2,600

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Ute Lookout and Stolen Horses Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©wf Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown/gold frame with a cream linen liner and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Ute Lookout and Stolen Horses’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. An artist bio is provided on the back of the piece. Verso on the back of the piece: ‘UTE LOOKOUT AND STOLEN HORSES’ TIME – 1600’s INTO 1800s PLACE – SOUTHWEST TO CENTRAL PLAINS. REF – THE TREASURY OF HORSES by Walter D. Osborne & Patricia H Johnson. NOTE- In the year 1694 alone, 100,000 horses were stolen from the Spanish settlements in the southwest. Next the Indians made horse raids on his Indian enemies. This was a game and a great status symbol, a sign of great bravery – to steal a war horse or buffalo horse from the enemy, especially if the enemy was not killed in the stealing.

            Altermann Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe | The Charge and Death of Roman Nose, War Chief
            Jun. 19, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | The Charge and Death of Roman Nose, War Chief

            Est: $1,800 - $2,600

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: The Charge and Death of Roman Nose, War Chief Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1971 Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘The Charge and Death of Roman Nose, War Chief’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. Verso on the back of the piece: ‘THE CHARGE AND DEATH OF ROMAN NOSE, WAR CHIEF’ TIME – 1868 PLACE ARICKAREE FORK OF THE REPUBLICAN RIVER IN THE NORTH EASTERN CORNER OF COLORADO. REF – THE SOUTHERN CHEYENNES by Donald J. Berthrong. NOTE- Roman Nose war chief of the Cheyennes was persuaded to lead the charge against Col. Forsyth and scouts dug in on a sandy island on the Arickaree – he said ‘I shall die today, my war bonnet has lost it’s protective medicine! His food was lifted with an iron tool. Roman Nose unaware of this ate some of the bread, unable due to time to perform purification rites. He lead the charge and was shot and died at sundown.

            Altermann Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe | Strong Medicine, Buffalo Herd Sighted
            Jun. 19, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Strong Medicine, Buffalo Herd Sighted

            Est: $1,800 - $2,600

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Strong Medicine, Buffalo Herd Sighted Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©wf Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a gold, brown and red frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Strong Medicine, Buffalo Herd Sighted’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. An artist bio is provided on the back of the piece. Verso on the back of the piece: STRONG MEDICINE, BUFFALO HERD SIGHTED! TIME – PRE-RESERVATION DAYS PLACE – GREAT PLAINS, Mississippi to the Rockies. REF- CRAZY HORSE by Marl Sandoz, BUFFALO LAND by William D. Berry. NOTE – When meat parfleches were folded flat, the herd had to be located for the start of a hunt. Ceremonials, the ‘Offering of the pipe, to the four great directions’ for a fat hunt. Medicine men accompanied by buffalo scouts searched for the herd, with many small rituals by the medicine man.

            Altermann Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe | Runnin' - Iron Rustlers on the Run
            Jun. 19, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Runnin' - Iron Rustlers on the Run

            Est: $1,800 - $2,600

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Runnin' - Iron Rustlers on the Run Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©wf Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Runnin’-Iron Rustlers on the Run’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. An artist bio is provided on the back of the piece. Verso on the back of the piece: ‘RUNNIN’ – IRON RUSTLERS ON THE RUN’, TIME – POST CIVIL WAR, PLACE – OPEN RANGES OF SOUTHWEST, NOTE – Rustlers were called many names, brand-brothers, brand-burner, brand artist and with his cinch ring and two sticks and rope he became a rope and ring man, with the law and posse not far behind. REF. Cowboy Lingo by Ramen F. Adams

            Altermann Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe | Kit Carson Becomes Vih-Hie-Nis Which Means Little Chief
            Jun. 19, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Kit Carson Becomes Vih-Hie-Nis Which Means Little Chief

            Est: $1,800 - $2,600

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Kit Carson Becomes Vih-Hie-Nis Which Means Little Chief Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1971 Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 15 1/2 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye, there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no issues and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Kit Carson Becomes Vih-Hiu-Nis Which Means Little Chief’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. Verso on the back of the piece: “KIT CARSON BECOMES Vih-hiu-nis which means LITTLE CHIEF”. TIME – 1832-1833. PLACE – Upper Arkansas River – Bent’s Fort, Colorado. REF. – Kit Carson – A Portrait of Courage by M. Morgan Estergreen. Dear Old Kit – by Harvey Lewis Carter. NOTE – The Cheyenne honored Kit Carson with the name “VIH-HIU-NIS” which means LITTLE CHIEF for his great skills in tracking a party of crows who expected to be attacked from the north. Kit attacked from the south. This was a skillful maneuver and Kit and his men won the fight.

            Altermann Galleries
          • Byron Wolfe | Kit Carson and Captain Young - Sierras, 1830
            Jun. 19, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Kit Carson and Captain Young - Sierras, 1830

            Est: $1,600 - $2,400

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Kit Carson and Captain Young - Sierras, 1830 Unsigned Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 15 1/2 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye, there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no issues and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Kit Carson and Captain Young – Sierras, 1830’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. The artist’s bio is provided on the back. Verso on the back of the piece: KIT CARSON AND CAPTIAN YOUNG – SIERRAS 1830. TIME-1830. PLACE -SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS – CALIFORNIA. NOTE – Kit Carson and captain Young on a fur trapping venture into the California area. This was a very successful trip. The fur later sold for $24,000. Kit at this time was only 21. Basil Lajeunesse was Kits trapping partner. The experience later helped Kit Carson form his own group who became known as the Famous Carson Men of the fur trade. REF. KIT CARSON AND THE WILD FRONTIER by Ralph Moody, CALIFORNIA by Mebel R. Gillis

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          • Byron Wolfe | Beaver Men in the Tetons
            Jun. 19, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Beaver Men in the Tetons

            Est: $1,800 - $2,600

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Beaver Men in the Tetons Signed l/r: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 15 1/2 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye, there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no issues and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown/gold frame with a cream linen liner, brown fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Beaver Men in the Tetons’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. The artist’s bio is provided on the back. Verso on back: Beaver Men in The Tetons, Time-1800s into 1830s, Place- The Teton Range. This Painting is based on String lake that empties into Jenny Lake. The beaver trade opened this area to the white trapper. The first white man, John Colter crossed this range near Teton Pass in 1808. Later in 1811 the Astorians under Wilson Price Hunt. Pierres Hole – famous meeting place during ‘Fur Era’: west of Teton peaks. REF- ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI by Bernard Devoto. GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK by Arne B. Commerer (rare copy)

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          • Byron Wolfe | Shadow Watcher
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Shadow Watcher

            Est: $2,500 - $3,500

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Shadow Watcher Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher[ ©wf1970 Media: Oil on panel Dimensions: 12 by 18 1/2 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This painting is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments, and no signs of restoration. The piece is framed in a carved rustic brown/grey frame with a dark cream linen lining and a brown fillet. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. Goldplate: Shadow Watcher, Byron B. Wolf. Verso on the back of the piece: THE SHADOW WATCHER, TIME – EARLY CALIFORNIA INTO 1800’s, PLACE – RANCHEROS, REF – WESTERN WORDS by Ramon F. Adams. TRAILS PLOWED UNDER by Charles M. Russell. NOTE – In every outfit there was always a shadow watcher so vain he watches his own shadow as he rides the range. Charlie Russell said, one cowboy was so decked out the rest of the hands called him Pretty Shadow.

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          • Byron Wolfe | Rail Head Sighted
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Rail Head Sighted

            Est: $1,200 - $1,800

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Rail Head Sighted Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe artist cypher 1965 © Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 9 by 12 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye, there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no issues and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen matting and a gold fillet. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear.

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          • Byron Wolfe | Kit Carson and Captain Young - Sierras, 1830
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Kit Carson and Captain Young - Sierras, 1830

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Kit Carson and Captain Young - Sierras, 1830 Unsigned, signed on mat only Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 15 1/2 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye, there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no issues and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Kit Carson and Captain Young – Sierras, 1830’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. The artist’s bio is provided on the back. Verso on the back of the piece: KIT CARSON AND CAPTIAN YOUNG – SIERRAS 1830. TIME-1830. PLACE -SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS – CALIFORNIA. NOTE – Kit Carson and captain Young on a fur trapping venture into the California area. This was a very successful trip. The fur later sold for $24,000. Kit at this time was only 21. Basil Lajeunesse was Kits trapping partner. The experience later helped Kit Carson form his own group who became known as the Famous Carson Men of the fur trade. REF. KIT CARSON AND THE WILD FRONTIER by Ralph Moody, CALIFORNIA by Mebel R. Gillis

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          • Byron Wolfe | Beaver Men in the Tetons
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Beaver Men in the Tetons

            Est: $2,200 - $3,200

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Beaver Men in the Tetons Signed l/r: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 15 1/2 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye, there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no issues and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown/gold frame with a cream linen liner, brown fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Beaver Men in the Tetons’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. The artist’s bio is provided on the back. Verso on back: Beaver Men in The Tetons, Time-1800s into 1830s, Place- The Teton Range. This Painting is based on String lake that empties into Jenny Lake. The beaver trade opened this area to the white trapper. The first white man, John Colter crossed this range near Teton Pass in 1808. Later in 1811 the Astorians under Wilson Price Hunt. Pierres Hole – famous meeting place during ‘Fur Era’: west of Teton peaks. REF- ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI by Bernard Devoto. GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK by Arne B. Commerer (rare copy)

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          • Byron Wolfe | Vaqueros Working the Brush
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Vaqueros Working the Brush

            Est: $2,200 - $3,200

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Vaqueros Working the Brush Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1972 Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 15 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown/grey frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Ute Signal on the Rio Chama’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. Verso on the back of the piece: “VAQUEROS WORKING THE BRUSH” TIME – 1749 to 1775 PLACE – Southwest Texas to California. REF. – Vaqueros of the Brush Country by J. Frank Dobie. The Vaquero American Scene by Paul Rossi. NOTE – Vaqueros were considered the best ropers and riders in the world. Charlie Russell said, quote, “I never saw cowboys until I stopped at Chihuahua City, Mexico and saw a bunch of Terraza’s outing on a show in the square.

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          • Byron Wolfe | Chief Joseph - First Battle of White Bird Canyon
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Chief Joseph - First Battle of White Bird Canyon

            Est: $2,200 - $3,200

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Chief Joseph - First Battle of White Bird Canyon Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1971 Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye, there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no issues and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Chief Joseph – First Battle of White Bird Canyon’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. Verso on the back of the piece: ‘Chief Joseph – First Battle of White Bird Canyon’ TIME – 1877, PLACE – LOLO PASS, where it crosses Bitter Roots mts. From Idaho to Montana. REF. THE INDIAN WARS OF THE WEST by Paul l. Wellman I WILL FIGHT NO MORE FOREVER by Merrill D. Beal. THE LAST STAND OF THE NEZPERCE by Harvey Chalmers, II. NOTES- Joseph took command in his first battle, no West Pointer could have set a neater trap and Captain Perry blundered into it – the result was a stinging defeat with the loss of 36 men.

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          • Byron Wolfe | The Charge and Death of Roman Nose, War Chief
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | The Charge and Death of Roman Nose, War Chief

            Est: $2,200 - $3,200

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: The Charge and Death of Roman Nose, War Chief Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1971 Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘The Charge and Death of Roman Nose, War Chief’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. Verso on the back of the piece: ‘THE CHARGE AND DEATH OF ROMAN NOSE, WAR CHIEF’ TIME – 1868 PLACE ARICKAREE FORK OF THE REPUBLICAN RIVER IN THE NORTH EASTERN CORNER OF COLORADO. REF – THE SOUTHERN CHEYENNES by Donald J. Berthrong. NOTE- Roman Nose war chief of the Cheyennes was persuaded to lead the charge against Col. Forsyth and scouts dug in on a sandy island on the Arickaree – he said ‘I shall die today, my war bonnet has lost it’s protective medicine! His food was lifted with an iron tool. Roman Nose unaware of this ate some of the bread, unable due to time to perform purification rites. He lead the charge and was shot and died at sundown.

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          • Byron Wolfe | Prelude to the First Battle of Adobe Walls
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Prelude to the First Battle of Adobe Walls

            Est: $2,200 - $3,200

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Prelude to the First Battle of Adobe Walls Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1971 Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Condition: Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye, Foxing is present throughout the upper portion of the piece. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Prelude to the First Battle of Adobe Walls’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. Verso on the back of the piece: ‘PRELUDE TO THE BATTLE OF ADOBE WALLS’ TIME – 1864 – 1865 PLACE – SOUTH OF THE CANADIAN R. – PANHANDLE AREA OF TEXAS. REF – THE FIRST BATTLE OF ADOBE WALLS by Lawrence J Compton. NOTE – Kit Carson left on the Canadian River near the Texas line. His orders were to attack marauding Cheyennes, Comanches and Kiowas camped near Adobe Walls on the south Canadian in the panhandle, in present Hutchinson County. A fresh trail was followed but no Indians sighted, until Carson’s Ute and Apache scouts discovered three enemy scouts on south side of Canadian and soon followed the first. BATTLE OF ADOBE WALLS

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          • Byron Wolfe | When the Buffalo Ranges Were Fat
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | When the Buffalo Ranges Were Fat

            Est: $2,200 - $3,200

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: When the Buffalo Ranges Were Fat Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©wf Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a rustic, carved dark brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘When the Buffalo Ranges Were Fat’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is separating at the corners and is in good condition with normal wear. An artist bio is provided on the back of the piece. Verso on the back of the piece: WHEN THE BUFFALO RANGES WERE FAT, TIME – EARLY 1800’s, PLACE – RANGES OF THE UPPER POWDER RIVER, REF: - CRAZY HORSE by Mari Sandoz. NOTE. These were the good years with fat ranges – before the white man and his greed for gold caused the invasion of their hunting grounds and later the…

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          • Byron Wolfe | Ute Lookout
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Ute Lookout

            Est: $2,200 - $3,200

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Ute Lookout and Stolen Horses Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©wf Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown/gold frame with a cream linen liner and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Ute Lookout and Stolen Horses’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. An artist bio is provided on the back of the piece. Verso on the back of the piece: ‘UTE LOOKOUT AND STOLEN HORSES’ TIME – 1600’s INTO 1800s PLACE – SOUTHWEST TO CENTRAL PLAINS. REF – THE TREASURY OF HORSES by Walter D. Osborne & Patricia H Johnson. NOTE- In the year 1694 alone, 100,000 horses were stolen from the Spanish settlements in the southwest. Next the Indians made horse raids on his Indian enemies. This was a game and a great status symbol, a sign of great bravery – to steal a war horse or buffalo horse from the enemy, especially if the enemy was not killed in the stealing.

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          • Byron Wolfe | Ute Signal on the Rio Chama
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Ute Signal on the Rio Chama

            Est: $2,200 - $3,200

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Ute Signal on the Rio Chama Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA[cipher] ©wf Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a rustic brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Ute Signal on the Rio Chama’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. An artist bio is provided on the back of the piece. Verso on the back of the piece: TIME- 1700s INTO 1800s PLACE – NORHTWESTERN NEW MEXICO – CHAMA RIVER A TRIBUTARY OF THE RIO GRANDE. NOTE – The introduction of the horse consolidated the Utes. They became war like and aggressive, seeking their horses from their raids on the Comanches, Kiowas, Cheyennes and Arapahoes. REF.- NEW MEXICO by Coronado Cuarto Centennial Commission THE UTES A FORGOTTEN PEOPLE by Wilson Rockwell.

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          • Byron Wolfe | Kit Carson Becomes Vih-Hie-Nis Which Means Little Chief
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Kit Carson Becomes Vih-Hie-Nis Which Means Little Chief

            Est: $2,200 - $3,200

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Kit Carson Becomes Vih-Hie-Nis Which Means Little Chief Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1971 Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 15 1/2 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye, there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no issues and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Kit Carson Becomes Vih-Hiu-Nis Which Means Little Chief’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. Verso on the back of the piece: “KIT CARSON BECOMES Vih-hiu-nis which means LITTLE CHIEF”. TIME – 1832-1833. PLACE – Upper Arkansas River – Bent’s Fort, Colorado. REF. – Kit Carson – A Portrait of Courage by M. Morgan Estergreen. Dear Old Kit – by Harvey Lewis Carter. NOTE – The Cheyenne honored Kit Carson with the name “VIH-HIU-NIS” which means LITTLE CHIEF for his great skills in tracking a party of crows who expected to be attacked from the north. Kit attacked from the south. This was a skillful maneuver and Kit and his men won the fight.

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          • Byron Wolfe | Charge at the Bend of the Rosebud
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Charge at the Bend of the Rosebud

            Est: $2,200 - $3,200

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Charge at the Bend of the Rosebud Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1970 Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye, there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no issues and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Charge at the Bend of the Rosebud’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. The artist’s bio is provided on the back. Verso on the back of the piece: ‘CHARGE AT THE BEND OF THE ROSEBUD’ TIME – JUNE 17, 1876. PLACE-BATTLE OF THE ROSEBUD – In Mount TERR. REF. CRAZY HORSE by Mari Sandoz, Montana (State Guide Book) Note – The Indian attack on General Crook was one of the finest maneuvers by the Sioux and Cheyenne. They fought Crook (3 stars Indian illegible) as a unit not as individuals seeking horses, scalps, guns and individual glory. The Indians illegible through Stars lines and forced him to illegible @ Goose Creek.

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          • Byron Wolfe | Comanche Scouts - In the Chisos Mountains
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Comanche Scouts - In the Chisos Mountains

            Est: $2,200 - $3,200

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Comanche Scouts - In the Chisos Mountains Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1970 Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye, there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no issues and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Comanche Scouts – In the Chisos Mountains’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. The artist’s bio is provided on the back. Verso on the back of the piece: ‘COMANCHE SCOUTS IN THE CHISOS MOUNTAINS’ TIME – 1800’s PLACE – CHISOS MOUNTAINS OF BIG BEND COUNTRY. REF – INDIANS OF TEXAS – by W.W. Newcomb jr. NOTE – The Chisos Mountains, strong hold of the Comanche- from here the Comanche made raids against the Tejanos (Texans) whom they differentiated from other Americans, a difference still pleasing to Texans.

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          • Byron Wolfe | Runnin' - Iron Rustlers on the Run
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Runnin' - Iron Rustlers on the Run

            Est: $2,200 - $3,200

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Runnin' - Iron Rustlers on the Run Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©wf Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Runnin’-Iron Rustlers on the Run’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. An artist bio is provided on the back of the piece. Verso on the back of the piece: ‘RUNNIN’ – IRON RUSTLERS ON THE RUN’, TIME – POST CIVIL WAR, PLACE – OPEN RANGES OF SOUTHWEST, NOTE – Rustlers were called many names, brand-brothers, brand-burner, brand artist and with his cinch ring and two sticks and rope he became a rope and ring man, with the law and posse not far behind. REF. Cowboy Lingo by Ramen F. Adams

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          • Byron Wolfe | Strong Medicine, Buffalo Herd Sighted
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | Strong Medicine, Buffalo Herd Sighted

            Est: $2,200 - $3,200

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: Strong Medicine, Buffalo Herd Sighted Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©wf Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a gold, brown and red frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘Strong Medicine, Buffalo Herd Sighted’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. An artist bio is provided on the back of the piece. Verso on the back of the piece: STRONG MEDICINE, BUFFALO HERD SIGHTED! TIME – PRE-RESERVATION DAYS PLACE – GREAT PLAINS, Mississippi to the Rockies. REF- CRAZY HORSE by Marl Sandoz, BUFFALO LAND by William D. Berry. NOTE – When meat parfleches were folded flat, the herd had to be located for the start of a hunt. Ceremonials, the ‘Offering of the pipe, to the four great directions’ for a fat hunt. Medicine men accompanied by buffalo scouts searched for the herd, with many small rituals by the medicine man.

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          • Byron Wolfe | California Vaquero and a Brush Sleeper
            Feb. 21, 2020

            Byron Wolfe | California Vaquero and a Brush Sleeper

            Est: $1,500 - $2,500

            Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA Title: California Vaquero and a Brush Sleeper Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©1972 Media: Watercolor on paper Dimensions: 8 by 12 1/2 inches Condition: Very Good Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye, there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals no issues and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a brown frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; ‘California Vaquero and a Brush Sleeper’ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. Verso on the back of the piece: “CALIFORNIA VAQUERO and a BRUSH SLEEPER”, TIME – 1770 to 1850, PLACE – Before California became a state. REF – The Vaquero by A.R. Rojas Life in California Before Gold Discovery, by John Bidwell. NOTE – I cannot quote the exact words of the great Western Painter, Charles Russell, but he said the Vaqueros were the greatest riders and ropers in the world.

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          • BYRON WOLFE (1904-1973) WATERCOLOR AND REMARQUE'
            Dec. 08, 2018

            BYRON WOLFE (1904-1973) WATERCOLOR AND REMARQUE'

            Est: $600 - $900

            Byron Wolfe (1904-1973) Brush Country Round-Up! 1970 Signed lower left and dated 1970, titled 'Brush Country Round-Up!' on the mat. The lower right corner of the mat is illustrated with an additional illustration and annotation from the artist. Sight size measures 11 x 15.25, frame is 24.5 x 28.5 inches. We happily provide seamless in-house packing and shipping services on nearly everything we sell.

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          • Byron Wolfe: Bar Fight
            Sep. 28, 2018

            Byron Wolfe: Bar Fight

            Est: $1,000 - $1,400

            Modern illustration style art

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