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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Leigh, William R. 7
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
two 55 steep 2 cowboys 135 pack train mountain 25 trail
Dimensions:
H: 28 in, width: 22 in, Frame width: 30.375 in, Frame height: 36.5 in
Title:
Crossing the Border
Credit Line:
Partial Bequest of Vernon R. Drwenski and Museum Purchase
Gloss:
When Leigh came West in 1906 he said, "This is where my spirit will be free, where I will be able to express myself. I have left conventionality and dull tedium behind--here is the tang of the sage in the air and the wild unspoiled work of nature ready--crying--imploring to be recorded."
Inscription:
LL: W. R. LEIGH -- ; LR: copyright symbol. verso on stretcher: CROSSING THE BORDER / Smugglers Crossing the Border
Remarks:
description of subject: Pack train on steep mountain trail. Two cowboys. One, dismounted, crouching in rocks; one walking at end of pack train with his horse following.
Accession Number:
8.04.8

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