Print Size: 24"x34"
Stalking Horse Series #16
In 1834, a party of American Fur Company trappers traveled through parts of the Yellowstone, Gallatin and "Burnt Hole" (Hebgen Lake) areas trapping beaver. Osborne Russell stated in his "Journal of a Trapper" that of all the areas he had seen, he felt the Northern part of what was to become Yellowstone National Park (Gardiner's Hole) contains everything a man could desire. Here they killed the largest Elk they had ever seen. A bull with 14 branches on the left antler and 12 on the right (page 29 of Journal of a Trapper) and the bull had rump fat 7" thick...a rather uncommon animal these days....
One group of trappers on this trip camped up the West Fork of the Madison River where they were attacked by a party of about 80 Piegan Indians. A brief skirmish ensued with the trappers losing a few horses and mules.
This painting is from the west side of the Madison River looking east...just north of the junction of West Fork. (A few years before the Grizzly Bar was built) The trapper is a "later period" still bound to his "flinter" and hunting and living off the land and answering to no man or fur captain...even though the fur era with the popularity of silk material hats.
"BULL RUN' is number 16 in the STALKING HORSE SERIES and was reproduced from an original oil (24"x36"). It is limited to 850 signed by the artist and numbered lithographs with 85 artist's proofs and 85 publisher's proofs. It is printed on top quality 100% certified archival (300 years) pH neutral paper number 1 grade with an image size of 20"x30" and a 2" trim on all sides. It has been personally inspected and signed by the artist in pencil. The plates have been destroyed after publication and no further issues will be reproduced.
West Yellowstone, Montana
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