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William Jacob Hays (1830 – 1875)

Posted by American Gallery on December 18, 2010


American Deer

Dakota Badlands

Pheasants

Rocky Mountain Sheep

Gathering Of The Buffalo Herds

Herd Of Deer With Stag

Buffalo Hunt

Caribou

Prairie Fire And Buffalo Stampede

Prairie Fire And Buffalo Stampede

Rocky Mountain Hares

Rocky Mountain Hares

Prairie Dog Village

Prairie Dog Village

The Virginia White-Tailed Deer

The Virginia White-Tailed Deer

Herd Of Buffalo

Buffalo Herd

Buffalo Herd

Herd On The Move

Herd On The Move

American Elk

American Elk

Landscape With Buffalo Herd  Crossing A River - Herd Of Buffalo Crossing The Missouri

Landscape With Buffalo Herd Crossing A River – Herd Of Buffalo Crossing The Missouri

Pronghorn

Pronghorn

The Pond: Snipes And Frog

The Pond: Snipes And Frog

Cairn Terrier

Dog Portrait

Dog Portrait

Basket Of Strawberries

Basket Of Strawberries

Landscape And Deer

Landscape And Deer

American Elk

Buffalo

Buffalo

 

14 Responses to “William Jacob Hays (1830 – 1875)”

  1. Doyle Buhler said

    I am working on a book on W. J. Hays. If anyone out there owns works by Hays, please let me know. Great reproductions!

    • Jeff C. said

      Hello Doyle,

      I have recently acquired a William Jacob Hays still life with flowers that I am searching information on. I don’t know if you can help me but please send me an email and I would be interested to hear from you. I have been doing alot of research on Hays and cannot find a good reference to see all of his listings. I know he was most noted for his frontier animal work but also read he did still lifes as well. “Basket of Strawberries”, is probably his most notable.
      Again, please send me an email and hopefully we can exchange some good information on Hays.

      Thank you.

      Jeff

      • Doyle Buhler said

        Hi Jeff,
        I would check out the smithsonian database, SIRIS. you can google Siris and Art, and select one of first two finds, and that should get you there. in the American Painting database, most of Hays’ productions are listed. There really is no other source that has compliled them all, and that’s really what I’m attempting. I’m very excited to hear from you, and that one more Hays’ work is somewhere safe. I would love to know more about your Hays’ painting. my best contact is doyle_buhler@hotmail.com. All the best to you, doyle

    • Christian Dahl said

      Doyle,

      I collect American historical letters, and I recently acquired a letter from General Lorenzo Thomas, written in April of 1860. He is writing to Colonel John Munroe, and he introduces an “artist of merit”, a Wm. Hayes (sic) who is coming to the west to, as he puts it, “hunt the buffalos.” This must be the very trip that Hays took in the summer of 1860 to gather material for a lot of his works. If you would like a copy of the letter, I would be glad for you to include it in your work. My email address is chrisandlinda1@verizon.net.

      Chris

      • Doyle Buhler said

        Hi Chris, Its been a while and wanted to touch base. I love that copy you sent! Have you uncovered any new letters mentioning Hays? Thanks for your past help, and hope all is well!
        doyle

    • Jim Poulton said

      Hi Doyle
      I wonder if you finished your book on William Hays, and if so, if you could tell me whether he ever painted scenes either from Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks. My wife and I are currently writing a book on the painters of the Tetons and Yellowstone, and are looking for any works by Hays that might be relevant. Thanks very much.
      Jim Poulton

      • Doyle Buhler said

        Hi Jim, Sorry about the delay…No, i have not finished. In fact, i got behind on the Hays project, as I was completing my dissertation, and then I lost most of my contacts, favorites, etc from my old computer. But i am back at it, and would love to help in any way i can, and if you finished the book, i hope you were able to able to uncover some gems. I don’t recall any specific scenes of the Tetons or Yellowstone, but he did journey up the Yellowstone R. aways during his brief adventure, and has a few drawings and completed paintings of nonspecific landscapes that call to mind those regions. Let me know what stage you’re at, and if I can still be of help. All the best,
        doyle

  2. Steve Kapsner said

    Hi I have a “60 X 40” Dogs in A Field, its a masterpiece. My email address is kappyman@aol.com

    • Doyle Buhler said

      Hi Steve, I’m trying to catch up on my Hays research and wondered if you still own the Dogs in a Field? I may have asked earlier but would you permit me to include a reproduction of it in my manuscript. Thanks! Hope all is well!

    • Doyle Buhler said

      Hi Steve, I was wondering, if there is any writing on the back, or canvas maker stamps, if you could send a picture of the back of the painting. I would be grateful! doyle_buhler@hotmail.com
      Also, do you have a specific auction house in mind? or are you going to put it in a gallery to sell? Thanks again

      • kappyman@aol.com said

        Don’t know on auction house yet, still kinda exploring etc, I will check on the back for writing

  3. Arthur Gingras said

    I saw a Wm Jacob Hays dog painting (slightly damaged) at an inn in CT yesterday. It’s an old establishment, and I do not think that the owners realize what they have. It’s a very large painting.

    • Doyle Buhler said

      Excuse my delay in responding…I went thru some computer issues last year, and lost most of my favorites and whatnot…That is interesting about the CT inn art by Hays. Its been a while, but do you recall the name of the inn? i would love to contact the owner and find more info on it, and maybe get a picture of it.

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