New Mexico Art Tells its History

Hunting Buffalo

Hunting Buffalo, n.d.
Felix Darley (American, 1821 - 1888)
wood engraving, 5 x 6 1/2 in. (12.7 x 16.5 cm)
Gift of Robert C. Ellis Trust, 2002

Felix Octavius Carr Darley was a self-taught artist born in Philadelphia. He began his career as a staff artist for a Philadelphia publishing company where he was given a wide variety of assignments. He is best known as an illustrator with drawings that accompanied some of the most popular and important literature of the 19th century including works by Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Longfellow and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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