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VERSO
Label, Biltmore Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
Tag, Christie’s, Los Angeles, California

According to Western historian Harold McCracken, “The ranchers and cowboys made a practice of hunting down the rustlers as they would predatory animals.… Furthermore, among the most active rustlers and horse thieves were some of the roughest, toughest, and most dastardly men who ever rode the range in a saddle. Their whole purpose was based on plans to outsmart the most expert of the legitimate old-time cowboys; and this added considerable zest and determination to apprehend the rustlers and eliminate them from the scene.”

PROVENANCE
Chicago Athletic Association, Chicago, Illinois
Christie’s, Los Angeles, California, 2001
Private collection, Arizona
Santa Fe Art Auction, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2005
Private collection, Texas

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