One of Jerome Tiger’s favorite subjects was children. In “Protective Ones” he combines his often used ethereal theme with a tender portrayal of two children — perhaps lost and alone in this world, but still watched and protected. At the time “Protective Ones” was painted Jerome Tiger had two children who were approximately the same age as the children in the painting. Characteristically, he used family and friends in his art, and from this imagery evolved the beautiful themes for his paintings. The realm of the hereafter was as natural as the past and present to Jerome Tiger. He could portray a spiritual theme with the same skill and ease as he could a worldly one. The belief that the Guiding Spirit watches over his people comes from the heart of the artist and the hearts of his Indian people.
This beautiful art work is protected with Museum Glass, an anti-reflection picture framing glass with conservation grade UV protection. With its nearly invisible finish, it effectively blocks up to 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays so framed pieces remain clearer and brighter for longer. It is the best glazing option available for art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes.
The matting on this picture is an acid free matte(s) for long term protection and to enhance the picture. Acid free mattes provide 75-100 years of protection against matte burn and brown marks which can decrease the value of a painting. The matting colors were selected to draw the eye into the picture complementing the artist’s selected brush work or towards a particular key element of the piece.
Condition: Excellent – original condition
Provenance: Purchased from the artist’s widow and maintained in the same family.