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Sneaky Pete

November 30, 2016

 

"Sneaky Pete"
Stalking Horse Series #23


Print Size: 22"x36"

Retail Price: $150 Sale Price: $125

 

Artist's Commentary


Our Pete has had some great teachers in the art of survival. He has borrowed from man, animal and nature. He is a graduate of the Rocky Mountain college. In "Sneaky Pete" our hunters are once again using their horses as live camouflage and taking advantage of the horses keen senses. A horses body language, especially eyes and ears, write volumes in communication.

 

Long hunters benefited from studying Native American hunting methods and closely observing big game. Pete also learned that Western big game hunting was vastly different than it's Eastern counterpart. The very fine Pennsylvania rifles were beautiful but lacked durability and the heavier calibers necessary for elk, bison, or grizzly. So the rifle of choice for the mountain man was the heavy half-stocked plains rifle...if he could afford one.

 

Pete is using a smooth bore trade gun with flintlock ignition...another good reason to get close to the quarry. We have a rich hunting tradition in this country and are blessed with great wilderness areas and wonderful big game...and even black powder seasons...but cursed with "in line" black powder rifles. A "muzzle loader" is the black powder tradition and flintlocks are beautiful.


"SNEAKY PETE" is number 23 in the STALKING HORSE SERIES and was reproduced from the original oil (30"x54"). It is limited to 850 signed 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 number 1 grade paper with an image size of 18x32" 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 produced.


Gary Carter

West Yellowstone, Montana

January 1999


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