Long Jakes, "The Rocky Mountain Man"

Long Jakes, "The Rocky Mountain Man"

1844
Artist
Charles Deas, American, 1818-1867
Country
United States
Object
painting
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Accession Number
1998.241
Credit Line
Jointly owned by the Denver Art Museum and the American Museum of Western Art---The Anschutz Collection. Purchased in memory of Bob Magness with funds from 1999 Collectors' Choice, Sharon Magness, Mr. & Mrs. William D. Hewit, Carl & Lisa Williams, Estelle Rae Wolf - Flowe Foundation and the T. Edward and Tullah Hanley Collection by exchange

Charles Deas,Long Jakes, "The Rocky Mountain Man", 1844. Oil on canvas; 30 x 25 in. Denver Art Museum: Jointly owned by the Denver Art Museum and the American Museum of Western Art---The Anschutz Collection. Purchased in memory of Bob Magness with funds from 1999 Collectors' Choice, Sharon Magness, Mr. & Mrs. William D. Hewit, Carl & Lisa Williams, Estelle Rae Wolf - Flowe Foundation and the T. Edward and Tullah Hanley Collection by exchange, 1998.241

Dimensions
image height: 30 in, 76.2000 cm; image width: 25 in, 63.5000 cm; frame height: 41.875 in, 106.3625 cm; frame width: 37 in, 93.9800 cm; frame depth: 4.5 in, 11.4300 cm
Inscription
["Signed (C. Deas) and dated (1844) in LRC; labels from Christie's, the Met, National Gallery, Amon Carter, Manoogian Collection & Vance Jordan Gallery.","Signed and dated \"C. Deas, 1844\" bottom edge in lower right quadrant. \r\nVERSO: Barcode sticker \"03454206\"at top edge center. \r\nAmon Carter Museum sticker on top edge center: \"Exhibition No. 9, Crate 6. American Frontier Life Exhibition June 12, 1987-April 22, 1998, Long Jakes, Charles Deas, 1844, oil on canvas, 30x25\", Private Collection.\" \r\nBlue Riverside Storage and Cartage Co., \"Lot 87-041, Piece No. 1\" in top right corner. \r\nOn bottom edge left of center, white label \"American Frame, c. 1840's, applied ornament and guilded. Eli Wilner and company Period frames and mirrors, 1525 York Avenue, NYC 10028, (212) 744-6521.\"\r\n(CSC - 8\/13\/08)"]
Department
Petrie Institute of Western American Art
Collection
Petrie Institute of Western American Art
This object is currently on view
Charles Deas originally named this painting “Long Jacques” to recognize the prominent role of French men in the North American fur trade. From the earliest contact in the 1500s and 1600s, France, Britain, the Netherlands, Spain, and eventually the United States trapped and traded a variety of animal furs, many of which were sent back to Europe to make fashionable clothes. This trade created wealth for many but also worsened conflicts over land and resources. Charles Deas tituló esta pintura inicialmente “Long Jacques” para conmemorar la destacada participación de los franceses en el comercio de pieles de Norteamérica. Desde los primeros contactos en los siglos XVI y XVII, Francia, Gran Bretaña, los Países Bajos, España y, más tarde, Estados Unidos se dedicaron a la caza de animales para comerciar sus pieles, enviando gran parte de ellas a Europa para la elaboración de prendas de moda. Este comercio creó riqueza para muchos, pero también agravó los conflictos por las tierras y los recursos naturales.
Exhibition History
  • "Annual Exhibition"—American Art-Union, New York, December 1844
  • "American Frontier Life: Early Western Painting and Prints"—The Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, 6/12/1987 - 9/10/1987
  • Amon Carter Museum, 10/17/1987 - 1/3/1988
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1/28/1988 - 4/22/1988
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 9/23/1989 – 11/26/1989
  • "American Paintings from the Manoogian Collection"—National Gallery of Art, 6/4/1989 - 9/4/1989
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 12/18/1989 - 2/25/1990
  • Detroit Institute of Arts, 3/27/1990 – 5/27/1990

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