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George Browne, the artist’s son and a great wildlife artist in his own right, modeled for this painting. His daughter Isabel still has the clothes her father wore.

The Waterhole is in its original Newcomb-Macklin frame and is recorded in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Inventory of American Paintings.

LITERATURE:
Robert H. Bates, Mountain Man: The Story of Belmore Browne (Clinton, New Jersey: The Amwell Press, 1988), illustrated

PROVENANCE:
Graves Gallery, San Francisco, California
Amon Carter, Fort Worth, Texas, 1949, gifted to
Harry C. Weeks (Carter’s attorney), 1950
Descended through the family
Jo and Len Braarud, 1990

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