Deer in the Forest, 1888

by Henry F. Farny (1847–1916)
Watercolor and gouache on board
18⅝ x 12 3/16 inches
Signed and dated lower right: • FARNY • /88



Harrison Ambrose, Cincinnati, Ohio

Edna Ambrose, East Orange, New Jersey, daughter of above

Private collection, by descent from above

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, April 23, 1981, lot 133, acquired from above

The Westervelt Company, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, acquired from above

Sale, Christie’s Online, November 14–20, 2019, lot 187, from above

Note: During his excursions to the West, Henry F. Farny became close with the Blackfoot, Zuni, and Sioux people. The Sioux called him Whizhays, meaning “Long Boots,” and Wasitcha, meaning “White Face Maker.” They represented his name with a symbol of a dot within a circle. The signature on this painting is accompanied by this symbol.

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