Currency:USD Category:Art Start Price:12,500.00 USD Estimated At:25,000.00 - 35,000.00 USD
Artist: Borein, EdwardDate of Birth: 1872-1945
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 16 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches
Signed: Signed lower right and dated 05

In 1905, when Stampede was painted, Edward Borein had just returned from his cattle drive from the Babicora Ranch in Northern Mexico, across the border and into New Mexico. On that drive, Borein saw sights that would fuel his imagination for the rest of his life and career. For the first few years after his experience, he would illustrate books and articles—writing a few himself—and push into oil painting and etching. A vast number sketches and fully finished works survive from this period, many of them unsigned, quick ideas that he must have wanted to get down on paper before they vanished from his mind. This work, Stampede, is all about capturing the movement of the herd and the attempts of the mounted vaqueros to maintain control. In a great cloud of sandy dust, the herd swirls from right to left and right again, trapping the vaqueros in the middle of the merry-go-round. Both men pull up; there might not be much to do, except get killed, until the herd settles itself.