H.W. Hansen (1853-1924), “At the Round-Up”

 N.d. Watercolor, 29-3/4″ x 19-3/4″. Custom 3-1/2″ wide scoop in carved walnut, with a Nut Brown stain, with an 18 kt gilt slip.

The painting is framed close, with gasket mats and lined rabbets. Substantial space around the subject makes a mat unnecessary, and the size and strength of the image means it holds up to a wide frame just fine—much like an oil painting. The carving detail echoes the horns on the skull in the foreground.

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