Etching by William de la Montagne Cary (1840-1922) featuring Custer at Little Big Horn. Dated 1889 and printed by C. Klackner, N.Y. This is a signed etching and the print as well was signed by the artist. In addition, the artist drew a buffalo skull, Indian pipe and blanket on the matting. Original frame and glass. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 29" x 23"
Cary was an artist and illustrator for the leading periodicals of his time (Harper's, Scribber's and Leslie's) who made many trips out west even riding with Custer (even just a few days before the famous battle at Little Big Horn) and eventually befriending Sitting Bull. His works are presently displayed at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Gilcrease Museum, the Museum of Fine Art in Houston and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center.