Print Size: 23 5/8"x36

"It Should Have Happened This Way" collection


Artist's Commentary

The idea for this painting was conceived while on the 1894 C.A.A. Trailride at the Haythorn Ranch in Nebraska. Everyone was at their cowboy best and all the fancy gear was in evidence. Included in the fancy array was Waldo Haythorn's buggy and matched black mules. Also in evidence that day that struck my "funny bone" were the midsections of the participants at the gathering. Prosperity has struck the cattle ranges. All the good food and drink is showing and conditions look good now even though the market is poor.

This painting celebrates those brighter days that could be tomorrow. Success has a way of keeping some cowmen from horseback and placing them in less rigorous transportation. When was the last time you saw a fat working cowhand? That lead stomach is not Waldo's but belongs to famous C.A.A. artist whose name will remain anonymous with all due respect to the cowboy.

"Barons of Beef" portrays another scene in Carter's "It Should Have Happened This Way" originals and was reproduced from an original oil (32"x52").

It is limited to 850 signed and numbered prints with 85 artist's proofs. It is printed on archival quality pH neutral paper, number 1 grade. The image size of this limited edition is 19-5/8"x32" and has been personally signed in pencil and inspected by the artist.

Gary Carter

West Yellowstone, Montana

November 1985

Barons of Beef

SKU: barons
$120.00 Regular Price
$95.00Sale Price
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