Sacred Waters

Eanger Irving Couse (American, 1866-1936)

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Couse is best known for his intimate images of Native Americans in quiet repose.

The artist's paint strokes set up a rhythmic flow, which moves throughout the work.

Tradition holds that the Taos Indians were created out of the sacred waters of Blue Lake.

Object Information

artist
Eanger Irving Couse (American, 1866-1936)
creation date
after 1902
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
46-1/4 x 35-1/4 in. (canvas)
52-1/2 x 41-1/2 x 3 in. (framed)
mark descriptions
Signed, l.l.: E-I-COUSE
accession number
75.447
credit line
The Harrison Eiteljorg Gallery of Western Art
copyright
Public Domain
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945

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