Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 63: Comenha Daughter of Dull Knife Portrait Print by L.A. Huffman

Auction Date: December 4, 2020

Framed Print of "Comenha Daughter of Dull Knife, Cheyenne" by L.A. Huffman

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Framed Print of "Comenha Daughter of Dull Knife, Cheyenne" by L.A. Huffman

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Catalog Page: 86
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The title and "La Huffman" are written along the bottom of the image. The back has the Coffrin's Old West Gallery markings indicating one of the prints made by Coffrin using the original plates. Comenha's first husband was killed during an attack in 1876 by Colonel R. S. Mackenzie's U.S. Cavalry against the Cheyenne encampment on the Red Fork of Powder River in Wyoming. Dull Knife, also known as Morning Star, was a great chief of the Northern Cheyenne who were aligned with other tribes against the U.S. government. Comenha was later briefly married to one of Huffman's partners. The print is about 7 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches, and the frame is 13 1/4 by 16 1/2 inches.

Rating Definition:

Very good with a very clear image and mild wear around the edges of the frame. Provenance: The John Fox Collection.

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