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    Edward Borein Original Art

    Edward Borein Ink Drawing and Etching on recto and verso, single sheet. On the recto, Cowboys on Horseback, Indian ink and graphite drawing, signed by the artist, 7.13" x 11.25" (sight). Verso, Cowpunchers, No. 2, G27, soft-ground etching, 7.25" x 11" (sight). The works are similar in composition and scale; they depict three heavily shadowed cowboys on horseback riding into the sun. The similarity of the works allows them to be presented together, such that one can hold the frame to the light and see both images together.

    The American artist Edward Borein (1872-1945) is known as an authentic early cowboy artist. In the late 19th century, Borein lived in Mexico as a ranch hand, learning Spanish and sketching his surroundings. In 1900, he began work as an illustrator and on assignments he was able to venture across the Southwest, observing the culture of cowboy life and interacting with several Native American tribes. For these reasons, Borein's work is valued as authentically depicting the cowboy lifestyle with its ups and downs, its camaraderie and its lonesomeness.
    Edward Borein's commercial success as an illustrator is demonstrated by the appearance of his ink drawings in Harpers and Colliers Weekly as well as in ads for Stetson Hats, Pierre Arrow and Aunt Jemima.
    Cowboys on Horseback with some creasing and a spot of discoloration on left border. Cowpunchers, No. 2, G27 exhibits slight surface paper loss at top center. TSHA member donation. All proceeds, including Buyer's Premium, will go to support TSHA.

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    March, 2012
    3rd Saturday
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