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    A THOMAS LORIMER OIL ON CANVAS - 'ESCORTING THE BUTTERFIELD' - Thomas W. Lorimer (1941-) is an Arizona artist specializing in scenes of the Old West, the excitement captured in such works as this 'Escorting the Butterfield' "Concord" stagecoach and more tranquil scenes of cowboy life. In this 15" x 30" picture Lorimer does some of his best work in using heavy paint and brushwork in depicting the coach, riders and the desolate landscape through which the commercial vehicles of the West travelled, sometimes through dangerous territory as the armed guards that are escorting this coach could attest.

    John Butterfield's Overland Stage Company connected St. Louis and Memphis with San Francisco by way of his "Concord" stagecoaches like the one pictured here in Lorimer's work - and in this auction catalog as where an actual surviving example is included. Lorimer's excellent composition and realist style have made him a favored artist of the Old West. The painting is in excellent condition and is framed in a beautiful 6" barnboard frame with a small dedication plaque at the bottom center.

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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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