This is an intriguing picture of a handsome cowboy gazing off in the distance while leaning on a fence. The upper body is just outlined, while his face is captured in great detail. His gaze is very intense with his brows knitted in concentration. We can’t see what he is looking at, but his intent stare makes us wonder what he is seeing and what he is thinking. The hat on his head is slightly less detailed than his face. With a beaded hatband and feathers off the back. There is slight color depth hinted on the hatband. A multi-hued kerchief sits tied around his neck as the only other colors of the print.
Enoch Kelly Haney is a renowned artist known for his paintings, as well as his sculptures. He has an eye for detail that brings the viewer into the subject of the picture. Here it is the simplicity of the drawing with the details of the cowboy’s face that make us stop and ponder what has captured the man’s attention. This is a peaceful, but powerful picture.
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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: Acquired from a private collector in Kansas.