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A Wyoming Bear-Dog / William Robinson Leigh

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Artist's original title is considered offensive, so the museum staff have given the artwork a descriptive title.

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Title(s): 
A Wyoming Bear-Dog; Wyoming Black Bear-Dog Study
Creator(s): 
William Robinson Leigh
Culture: 
American
Date: 
early 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
oil on canvas board
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
01.2229
Previous Number(s): 
0137.2229; 22630
Department: 
Signed, "w.r. Leigh" in lower right; Inscribed in pencil, "No 43 'Nigger' A Wyoming Bear-dog painted at Cody Wyoming" on verso; Inscribed in type on blue label, "23. Painted at Cody, Wyoming." on verso.
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