Mexican Vaquero On Bucker

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Mexican Vaquero On Bucker
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Mexican Vaquero On Bucker
Artist: Borein, EdwardDate of Birth: 1872-1945
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 11 x 8 1/4 inches
Signed: Signed lower right and dated 04
Verso: Mr. Stewert Downstairs, 11 x 8 1/4 inches, Oil on board - verso

In 1901, Edward Borein and Maynard Dixon went on a pack trip across the Sierras, through Nevada, and into Oregon and Idaho. They worked and sketched their way from ranch to ranch, studying horses, cowboys, and cattle. Almost immediately on his return to his home in Oakland, Borein lit out for Mexico, rode and painted with a companion through Yaqui territory and wound up on the vast Hearst-owned Hacienda Babicora in Chihuahua (where Frederic Remington had been inspired to sculpt the Bronco Buster back in 1894). Borein got there just in time to accompany 3,800 head of cattle on a two hundred mile trail drive from the Babicora to New Mexico. Done in 1904, when Borein had decided to make a serious effort at oil painting, Mexican Vaquero on Bucker depicts a high energy moment of the kind he had surely seen in Mexico. The bonus black and white gouache painting on the back of the painting, titled “Mr. Stewart/Down Stairs” holds another key. Mr. Stewart may well be the owner of the Stewart Ranch, another vast tract Borein visited near the Babicora . If so, Borein may have been working up one of the drawings he made on his trip, only to abandon it in favor of the vaquero piece on the front.
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