Artist: Byron Wolfe | 1904-1973 CAA
Title: Strong Medicine, Buffalo Herd Sighted
Signed l/l: Byron B. Wolfe - CA [cipher] ©wf
Media: Watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 11 by 16 inches
Condition: Very Good
Condition details: This piece is in very good condition. With the unaided eye there are no issues. Closer inspection under ultraviolet light reveals normal fluorescence of artist's pigments and no signs of restoration. The work is mounted under glass and has not been inspected out of the frame. The piece is framed in a gold, brown and red frame with a cream linen liner, gold fillet, and a cream matting. The matting is signed; â€˜Strong Medicine, Buffalo Herd Sightedâ€™ From the Sketch Book of Byron B. Wolfe. The frame is in very good condition with normal wear. An artist bio is provided on the back of the piece. Verso on the back of the piece: STRONG MEDICINE, BUFFALO HERD SIGHTED! TIME â€“ PRE-RESERVATION DAYS PLACE â€“ GREAT PLAINS, Mississippi to the Rockies. REF- CRAZY HORSE by Marl Sandoz, BUFFALO LAND by William D. Berry. NOTE â€“ When meat parfleches were folded flat, the herd had to be located for the start of a hunt. Ceremonials, the â€˜Offering of the pipe, to the four great directionsâ€™ for a fat hunt. Medicine men accompanied by buffalo scouts searched for the herd, with many small rituals by the medicine man.