Victor Nehlig

 

Post Road Gallery
American Paintings

Victor Nehlig
French/American, (1830 – 1909)

"In the Wilderness"
Size: 18 x 12 Inches
Oil on Artist's Board
Signed Lower Right
Circa 1870

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Victor Nehlig often painted native American subjects. He is perhaps best know for his Pocahontas and John Smith, which is in the collection of the Bringham Young University Museum of Art.

This painting offers an unusual anecdotal genre scene of a romantic encounter in the wilderness. The painting shows a Native American warrior in an embrace with a captured and integrated white woman. In the background, another warrior draws his bow, obviously jealous of the beautiful maiden.
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