Amon Carter print details

A Bad Sign, Matador Ranch, Texas

Erwin E. Smith (1886-1947)

Object Details

  • Date


  • Object Type


  • Medium

    Gelatin silver print

  • Object Format


  • Dimensions

    Image: 3 13/16 x 4 13/16 in.
    Sheet: 4 1/16 x 5 1/16 in.
    Mount: 7 x 10 3/8 in.

  • Inscriptions

    sheet, recto:

    c. in graphite: 48295

    l.l. stamped in purple ink: Erwin E. Smith. \ Bonham, Texas.

    l.c. in graphite: S59-332


    u.c. in graphite: Bad Sign: A cowpony sits [?] \ grazing upon a hill with rope \ dragging and a "double half-hitch" \ around the pommel of the saddle \ is nearly sure proof that \ evil has befallen the rider.

  • Collection Name

    Erwin E. Smith Pettis Collection

  • Credit Line

    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of Mary Alice Pettis

  • Accession Number


Additional details

Location: Off view
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