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Papago Girl, Sells, Arizona,

Graphite and conte crayon drawing on wove paper torn from spiral-bound sketchbook

Signed in conte crayon beneath portrait, right: “W. Langdon Kihn/’37”; inscribed in conte crayon, lower left: “PAPAGO GIRL/ SELLS, ARIZONA”; artist’s notes from inventory list: "Papago Girl. Age 13 years. A Papago Indian girl of Sells, Arizona. The Papago who are related to the PIMA are agriculturalists and the women are excellent basket-weavers.”

Accession number: 1959.46.50

Gift of the Bill family, 1959

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Edward Lyman Bill and Raymond Bill

Bibliography: The Edward Lyman Bill Collection of Indian Portraits and Landscapes of the Western United States by W. Langdon Kihn [catalog for exhibition June 20 – July 6, 1957] (Old Lyme, CT: Florence Griswold House, 1957), cat. no. 50.

Work Type: drawing

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