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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Ross, Thom 13
Descriptions
acrylic on canvas 17
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Cowboy 292 horse 394
Date:
2001
Dimensions:
Image height: 36.5 in, Image width: 30.5 in, Frame height: 37.625 in, Frame width: 31.625 in, frame depth: 2 in
Title:
The Virginian
Credit Line:
Gift of the artist
Gloss:
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center commissioned artist Thom Ross to produce nine paintings for the 100th Anniversary Edition of Owen Wister's The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains, first published in 1902. The Virginian is featured on the dust jacket of the trade edition and is the one painting now owned by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The painting's title refers to the story's protagonist, a Wyoming ranch foreman known only as the Virginian. Masked and sitting in solitude, he evokes the drama, mystery and myth of the West described in Wister's storyline. He is the American western hero, who inevitably and simultaneously, is cowhand, foreman, and dealer of frontier justice in a harsh, unforgiving land.
Inscription:
upper right corner: Ross (signed)
Signed:
upper right corner: Ross (signed)
Accession Number:
11.02

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Whitney Western Art Museum.
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