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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Borein, Edward 54
Descriptions
drypoint 5 etching 127 paper 704
Names
Print 728
Subjects
Cowboy 292 Animal 735
Dimensions:
Sheet height: 9.5 in, Sheet width: 6 in, Frame height: 13.125 in, Frame width: 9.75 in, plate width: 4.625 in, Plate height: 7.1875 in
Title:
Scratchin' High
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. William K. Laughlin
Gloss:
The task of breaking horses to ride them became transformed into the sports event of rodeo. In 1919 at the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada, Borein sketched a bucking horse, "I-See-You". Later he made an etching of the dynamic scene and entitled it Scratchin' High. "Scratching" refers to keeping the feet moving in a kicking motion while riding a bucking horse.
Inscription:
Signed in pencil in LRC: Edward Borein. Verso, left center: Tommy. Verso, lower center: 11 x 15 1/4.
Accession Number:
26.62

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