Major North and the Pawnee Battalion

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$2,450.00

Additional Information

Image Size:50"w x 31"h
Limited Edition of:55
Edition Type:MASTERWORK CANVAS EDITION
Production Date:July 2013
Weight 80 oz
Edition Type

MASTERWORK CANVAS EDITION

Image Size

50"w x 31"h

Limited Edition of

55

Production Date

July 2013

Out of stock

Description

“Major North and the Pawnee Battalion” is a brilliant, over-sized MasterWork Giclee Canvas that represents Howard Terpning at his finest. Composition and design are the special effects of painting and in Terpning’s hands they transform a casual moment of camp life into an epic work of art.

Following the Civil War, U.S. troops were dispatched to the northern Great Plains to quell Indian uprisings. Major Frank North enlisted one hundred Pawnee scouts to assist in the early campaigns against their old enemy, the Sioux. They were able allies. Later, as the Union Pacific Railroad built out onto the plains, a contingent of two hundred Pawnee was sent to provide security for the construction crews and was formally designated as North’s Pawnee Battalion.

From the inspiration of an intriguing story, the Terpning goes on to work his magic. Beginning at the wagon wheel at left, the eye travels without rest through a vast range of unique moments in this painting: officers studying a map before a line of tents, their compatriots and horses, the atmospheric smoke, a central rider looking down, the Pawnee crouched, the individual with the high-hat and deftly angled rifle, to the flat behind with many Pawnee waiting in the distance. Then the eye rests a moment in the foreground then begins its journey all over again. The individuals are distinct, yet linked, like any command.

At 50″ x 31″, “Major North and the Pawnee Battalion” is breath-taking in both size and imagery. To the serious collector, the edition of only 55 pieces is another extremely appealing aspect of this work. Content, scale and collectability combine to make ownership a premium on this Howard Terpning Fine Art Edition Giclee Canvas.