Artist unknown, signed W.D.P. and dated 1881 in the lower right corner. 23.5" x 18.5" framed. Oil on Masonite. Acquired from a private collection in Arizona. This is a meticulous copy of "Young Chief", an 1868 oil painting by John Mix Stanley (1814-1872). Stanley's original painting is said to reflect the character of Uncas in James Fenimore Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans." The landscape is more typical of the Rockies than the northeastern seaboard, however. Such depictions would become the norm as the 19th century drew on. "Young Chief" is in the Haub Family Collection of the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington.