Bachelor's Quarters

"Bachelor's Quarters"

Print Size: 21.5"x39"

Retail Price: $1000 Sale Price: $350

Artist's Commentary

BACHELOR'S QUARTERS refers to a "hole" or a park hole where a bull elk can paw down to the cured grasses under the snow...Bulls prefer their own gender to hang out with at this time of the year so it is not unusual to see a bunch banded together.

This trapper has stumbled on to a bachelor's quarters and is using his horse as a "stalking horse" or as a shield to hide his outline. Winter is a particularly time for man and animal. Man's survival may hinge on a "plumb center" rifle and a degree from the Rocky Mountain college.

After the peak of the "beaver trade" in 1840, the dedicated mountain man continued to live free and avoid the manifest destiny spreading westward. This trapper is on his own long after beaver trade faded and he looks prosperous.

Enjoy BACHELOR'S QUARTERS...It was reproduced from an original oil (24"x48") and this edition is limited to 850 signed and numbered lithographs with 84 artist's proofs. It is printed on high quality LIMOGE Bright White 100% archival paper, pH neutral number 1 grade with an image size of 171/2"x35". Only the finest quality fade resistant inks have been utilized in the printing and each limited edition is secured in an acid-free portfolio to protect the quality even further. It has been personally signed by the artist in pencil and inspected to assure satisfaction to the collector. The plates have been destroyed after printing and there will be no subsequent issues.

Gary Carter

West Yellowstone, Montana

August 1987


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