This brightly colored study by Herbert M. Herget is one of ten works on paper, probably intended for classroom use to illustrate variety in indigenous American regalia. All the subjects represented, some in borrowed poses (George Catlin, Carl Wimar, and N.C. Wyeth deserve a nod of thanks), are rendered in the same linear style as the paintings he executed for National Geographic Magazine. Note Herget’s signature on the lower left-hand corner, a double elongated “H” representing his first name and surname. His signature has a stylized quality not unlike the manner in which he portrays his subjects. Early acquisitions by Sid Richardson these studies were purchased by him in 1943.
Artist: Herbert Herget Year Completed: c. 1930 Medium: Watercolor and gouache on paper Dimensions: 17.875 x 12.5 inches