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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Koerner, W.H.D. 127
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Oregon Trail 2 wagon train 5
Date:
1933
Dimensions:
H: 26.125 in, width: 40.125 in, Frame height: 30.25 in, Frame width: 44.5 in
Title:
The Road to Oregon (Lone Travel, or Travel in Groups of a Few, as Andy Had Known it, Was Practically a Thing of the Past)
Credit Line:
Gift of Ruth Koerner Oliver
Gloss:
Although diaries written by women on the Oregon Trail often record hardships, later paintings of the subject present a more optimistic view. In this painting, the men walk while the women ride, giving a more protected role to the women. In actuality, women often walked because the wagons were heavily loaded.
Inscription:
LRC: W.H.D./(underlined) Koerner/1933 [on back of top stretcher, in pencil:] Foofaraw./Lone travel, or travel in groups of a few such as Andy had known it, was practically a thing of the past
Publication:
Book (softcover): W.H.D. Koerner: Der Maler des,,Wilden Westerns" aus Dithmarschen by Gerd Stolz, Husum, 2003, page 86
Accession Number:
6.92.2

Not currently on display

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