THE WESTERN TRAIL

Depending on whom you read or talked to, the trail West--whether cattle drive, explorer, or pioneers--was at once exciting, terrifying, frustrating, and invigorating. Hardships were plenty, and the trip West was not without its losses of property or life. Still, the wagons and horses kept coming as the myriad of diverse travelers had at least one thing in common: the search for something better. Take a look at these paintings and sketches to determine how each artist felt about the West.
Curated by Marguerite House

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This gallery has 19 objects

Painting- Advice on the Prairie- Ranney, William- oil on canvas- wagon- pioneers- covered- Prairie- LR, in script: W. Ranney./..53- Advice on the Prairie, 1...
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Painting- (Cattle outfit freight wagon with driver and four mules)- Remington, Frederic- oil on board- transportation- Figure- Group- Landscape- Animal
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Painting- Corriente Gathering- Seabeck, Robert- oil on canvas- horse- cattle- longhorn- Cowboy- lower right of center: R. Seabeck
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Painting- Cutting Out- Cutting Out (Colorado)- Wyeth, N.C.- oil on canvas- Group- Animal- Cowboy- LRC: N.C. Wyeth/Colo.-1904-- quote was taken from article b...
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Painting- Fort Hall, Idaho- Jackson, William H.- watercolor on paper- Fortress- Other- LR: W H Jackson, LL: c.- Provenance: 1960 BBM catalog and MJA collecti...
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Painting- Ghost Riders in the Sky- Gregg, Paul- oil on canvas- cattle- cowgirl- illustration- cowboy song- Cowboy- lrc: PAUL/GREGG 1941/PP (indecipherible)-...
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Painting- Madonna of the Prairie- Koerner, W.H.D.- oil on canvas- woman- covered wagon- LR: WHD/Koerner/1921- see ARGUS record SEP.V194.40.1922, The Saturday...
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Drawing- pioneers- Proctor, Alexander Phimister- pencil on paper- wagon- people- horse- oxen- Reverse "[?] of Pioneer Mother By A. Phimester Proctor - Nona P...
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Painting- Prairie Burial- Ranney, William- oil on canvas- burial- settlers- Verso, plaque on left side: Prairie Burial/ William Tylee Ranney/ 1813-1857 [lab...
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Drawing- Riding Herd in the Rain- Remington, Frederic- pen and ink and wash on paper- Group- Landscape- Animal- Cowboy- LR: Frederic Remington; LL: Copyright...
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Painting- Rounding Up- Little Rattlesnake Creek- Wyeth, N.C.- oil on canvas- Group- Landscape- Animal- Cowboy- LRC: N. C. Wyeth/Little Rattle-snake Creek/-19...
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Painting- Stampede- Russell, Charles M.- watercolor on paper- cattle- lightning- on backing: #1219- Not to be sold, traded or otherwise disposed of for two y...
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Painting- They Stood There Watching Him Move Off Across the Range, Leading His Pack Horse- Koerner, W.H.D.- oil on canvas- Group- Landscape- Animal- Cowboy- ...
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Painting- The Cattle Drive- Clymer, John- oil on canvas- Indian- Group- Landscape- Animal- Cowboy- LLC: John Clymer/CA(the A is one space below the C)
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Painting- The Conquest of the Prairie- Bacon, Irving R.- oil on canvas- Cody, William F.- transportation- Indian- Group- Landscape- Animal- Cowboy- LLC: Copy...
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Painting- The Stampede- Jackson, Harry- oil on canvas- Group- Landscape- Animal- Cowboy- LR: c.Harry Jackson 1965/Dedicated in memory of/the painter Jackson ...
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Painting- The Wild, Spectacular Race for Dinner- Wyeth, N.C.- oil on canvas- Group- Animal- Cowboy- LRC: N.C. Wyeth/Cottonwood Camp/1904
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Painting- Throwing a Steer- Rungius, Carl- oil on canvas- Animal- Cowboy- LR: C Rungius
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Painting- Untitled - prairie burial- Powell, Ace- oil on canvas- transportation- Figure- Group- Landscape- Animal- LL: (ace of diamonds)/Powell
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