This is a great looking antique or vintage Native American Indian Chief on a horse oil painting. I'm uncertain as to exactly how old it is, but it definitely has very good age. It measures 18 inches across by 24 inches high (45.7 cm x 61 cm). I believe it's painted on either horse or cow hide.
It was later attached to a piece of canvas with dark red paint on it. I'm sensing the painting itself is much earlier than the canvas it is attached to. If you look closely at the painting, you can see old fold lines on it. I'm not quite sure what happened here though. Perhaps someone folded it up for travel at one point before it was attached to the red painted canvas.
There is a small tear to the red canvas in the bottom left corner. There are a few small scattered areas with chipped off red paint. In the bottom left and right corners of the painting below the horse's legs, there is wear to the black paint. There is some type of circular stitching or something starting at the top of the Chief's tomahawk and going around and down to just beneath the horse's two front legs. I have no idea what this is though (please see photos).Otherwise, except for some light scuff marks, it's in very good condition. It weighs 1 pound 12 1/2 ounces (810 g). I think you'll be very pleased with it!
The item "Antique Vintage Native American Indian Chief On Horse Oil Painting On Leather" is in sale since Friday, August 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Paintings & Drawings". The seller is "downtheoldpath" and is located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.