A Reevaluation of The "Face Behind the Knife"

A Reevaluation of The "Face Behind the Knife" The known, circa 1832­33 portrait of Col. James Bowie purchased at the 2001 Butterfields Auction by the Texas State Preservation Board and the Texas Historical Commission. Photograph by Joseph Musso, 1984. Joseph Musso* n the 2006 edition of the S outhweStern h iStorical Quarterly, Mr. Don Arp Jr. came to some flawed conclusions in his article titled "The Face behind the Knife: A Study of the James Bowie Portrait Purchased by the Texas Historical Commission and the State Preservation Board." In his attempt to examine the origins of the known portrait of James Bowie, Mr. Arp explored the possibility that another portrait, supposedly signed by the noted American artist Alfred Jacob Miller, and now being offered for sale at the Alexander Gallery in New York City, is also a portrait * Joseph Musso received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to working as a professional artist/illustrator in the motion picture industry for forty-two years. He has been president of the Motion Picture Illustrators and Matte Artists, Local 790, I.A.T.S.E., for the past twenty-eight years and a current member of the Art http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

A Reevaluation of The "Face Behind the Knife"

Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 110 (3) – Mar 28, 2007

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The known, circa 1832­33 portrait of Col. James Bowie purchased at the 2001 Butterfields Auction by the Texas State Preservation Board and the Texas Historical Commission. Photograph by Joseph Musso, 1984. Joseph Musso* n the 2006 edition of the S outhweStern h iStorical Quarterly, Mr. Don Arp Jr. came to some flawed conclusions in his article titled "The Face behind the Knife: A Study of the James Bowie Portrait Purchased by the Texas Historical Commission and the State Preservation Board." In his attempt to examine the origins of the known portrait of James Bowie, Mr. Arp explored the possibility that another portrait, supposedly signed by the noted American artist Alfred Jacob Miller, and now being offered for sale at the Alexander Gallery in New York City, is also a portrait * Joseph Musso received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to working as a professional artist/illustrator in the motion picture industry for forty-two years. He has been president of the Motion Picture Illustrators and Matte Artists, Local 790, I.A.T.S.E., for the past twenty-eight years and a current member of the Art

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