Prints on Canvas

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  In this section we are offering a number of famous American prints to bring a new dimension to your home, office or historic building.   All of these paintings are printed on canvas using inks that are water and alcohol proof, will not fade in direct sunlight and will not crack or chip.


 
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POC-001  Fur Trappers Descending the Missouri    George Caleb Bingham, 1845, 10x13   This famous painting shows a French trader, his son, and a black bear cub heading down the Missouri River to St. Louis.   The choice of a dugout canoe over a bark canoe is a wise one on the Missouri – as can be seen by the number of snags jutting up from the river bottom.   And yet, with all the hazards and dangers of traveling the Mighty Missouri in such a small craft, there is a quiet serenity about this painting.   Much of this feeling is due to the lighting – it is apparent that the travelers are up early while the sun, low in the east, is just beginning to burn off the mist.   There is a sense of competence in the face and hands of the Frenchman that bespeaks a lifetime of handling this type of craft on waters such as these.   His son has their rifle at the ready, no doubt to add another duck to their bill of fare should the chance arise.   $25.00

POC-002  Sea Captains Carousing in Suriname    Jonathan Greenwood, ca.1752, 12x23   This scene is thought to be the earliest example of American genre painting depicting a bawdy scene in the style of William Hogarth.   In sharp contrast to the sober portraits of the era, it portrays a lively group of sea captains cavorting in various stages of drunkenness in a port tavern.   A number of the captains can be identified.   The man seated at the table smoking a pipe is Captain Nicholas Cooke, the future governor of Rhode Island.   To the right of him is Esek Hopkins, the first Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Navy.   Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam is exceptional for the satire and humor which enliven the scene: a man cheats at cards by slipping one out of his tricorn, another man joins the festivities in his night clothes, and another, too ill to notice, is oblivious to the candle burning his coat.   Keep in mind that this painting was done almost 25 years before the American Revolution – when these future Founding Fathers had no idea of what events lay before them.   Comes with documentation.   $35.00

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POC-003  Where Guns Were Their Passports    Charles Russell, 12x16   This panoramic view of the western prairie shows a small band of trappers approaching a larger group of Native Americans.   The tension is almost palpable - both groups have weapons at the ready as they make their way to each other.   Will diplomacy carry the day? Keep your passport handy…   $25.00

POC-004  The Jolly Flatboatmen in Port    George Caleb Bingham, 1857, 19x27   Whether on the Mississippi, the Missouri, or the Ohio, life on North America’s big rivers was never safe, always dangerous.   So when you reached your destination and were safely tied up in port, it was time to relax and enjoy good fun among friends.   This classic print shows a wide variety of clothing, hats and accessories in use in the early part of the 19th century in mid America.   You can almost hear the fiddle and the sound of the dancer doing a jig.   $35.00

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POC-005  Shooting For the Beef    George Caleb Bingham, 1850, 16x21   Shooting competitions have been a part of rural America from our earliest days.   Even in present day America, we still enjoy shooting contests be they of the type depicted here or more formal events like those held at Friendship, Indiana or Camp Perry, Ohio.   This print harkens back to a time when men depended upon their muzzleload­ers to put meat on the table and every shot counted. In this contest the winner took home the steer tied up next to the building while the second place shooter won the right to dig out and reuse the lead from the dead tree behind the target.   $35.00

POC-006  Lewis and Clark on the Lower Columbia    Charles Russell, 1905, 12x16   The explorers have almost completed the first half of their journey – the Pacific Ocean can’t be far away now!   After all the trials and adventures the Corps of Discovery has encountered during the year of 1804, they are now within reach of the Pacific.   Meeting with the Native Americans of the Northwest and their uniquely carved dugout canoes has just added another chapter to their journals.   $25.00

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POC-007  Carson's Men    Charles Russell, 1913, 12x16   Not all the Mountain Men were up in the Rockies.   In this painting, we get a glimpse of those men who opened up the trails to the Southwest and sought furs to trade for goods in places like Taos and Santa Fe.   The challenges they faced in the harsh environment meant there was little room for error and required being alert at all times.   Kit Carson and the men he employed had a reputation for being honest and fair but out on the trail, it was hard to tell intentions at a distance so it was wise to keep your rifle close.   $25.00

POC-008  Jack   Lon Brauer, 2004, 11x13    Re-enactor/artist Lon Brauer is a modern day artist who portrays an 18th century artist.   In his persona he uses only the techniques and media that would be avail­able to him in that period.   This painting hung in our shop at events as a sample for those who might want to have a similar portrait of them painted by Lon.   We had so many requests to sell this painting that we now offer it as a print on canvas.   And the original offer still holds – if you would like Lon to paint your portrait, contact us and we will put you in touch with him.   $25.00

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POC-009  The Emigration of Daniel Boone    George Caleb Bingham, 1851, 20x27   This painting is sometimes referred to as “Daniel Boone Leading the Pioneers through the Cumberland Gap.”   However it is known, it is truly an iconic depiction of Daniel Boone, the Cumberland Gap, and the settling of Kentucky.   This is how the settlement of Kentucky began and whether or not this is exactly the way it looked on the day Daniel Boone lead the first group of pioneers through the Gap is a moot point.   This is a superb representation of that most auspicious event and this painting has been highly acclaimed for more than 100 years.   $35.00

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