Western Cowboy Oil on Canvas Spanish American War "Rough Riders" Don Prechtel

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An original oil on canvas painting by Don Prechtel (1936), titled "Rough Riders", painted in the 1970s. The painting is in excellent condition, signed lower right and housed in the original gilded frame, with a title & name-plate to the base of the frame.
The painting depicts two members of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavarly (commonly known as The Rough Riders) in a tropical landscape, both have their arms drawn, one with a rifle the other with a revolver. Formed in 1898 and gathered in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico & Oklahoma, the Rough Riders played an integral role in the Spanish American War. They were an essential part of the battles of Las Guasimas & San Juan Hil and assisted in the Siege of Santiago leading to the capitualtion on the Spanish forces.

Don Prechtel is a professional working artist since 1968.
He has paintings in the collections of: Virginia Military Institute; Military Intelligence Museum, Ft. Huachuca, AZ;. Hamilton Collection, Museum of Native American Cultures, Western Art Association, Notre Dame Alumni Association building, Government House, Dublin, Ireland; Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific, Stockton, Ca;, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. The Brinton Museum WY.
Awards:
John Scott People's Choice Award, Jurors Award, Purchase award, Merit Award, Heritage Award in 2001 and 2004
Founders Award National Arts for the Parks, 2003.
At Sight width 17.5" height 23.5"

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33 inches high × 27 inches wide × 2.5 inches deep

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high × wide x deep

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