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Catalog Number X1902.04.01
Object Name Painting
Artist F. Pedretti's Sons
Dimensions Dia-84 inches
Medium Oil on canvas
Date 1902
Notes Roundel portraying a singular cowboy standing in a sagebrush-covered plain. He wears a cowboy hat, bandanna, gunbelt, and fringed leather pants, and holds a lariat. His horse stands in the middle-ground, and there are mountains in the distant background.

The roundels in the rotunda represent archetypes of four frontier figures who played leading roles in Montana's early history. For three of the characters-the prospector, the chief, and the trapper-specific individuals provided the inspiration for the represented archetype. No such model, however, has been identified for "The Cowboy."
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