"Big Bowl" (A Crow Chief)  1880

by Alfred Jacob Miller

"This [Big Bowl] is a translation from the Indian name by the interpreter, who signified to him that we preferred his profile instead of front view of his face; - to this he objected, we wished to learn the reason, and after some delay, he said that if I had only one side of his face, in case he was in battle, I might have the power of making that side sick; - evidently lo...
H: 11 15/16 x W: 9 1/2 in. (30.3 x 24.1 cm)
watercolor heightened with white on paper
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum