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acrylic on canvas
12" x 24"
We came across this horse in the "living" ghost town of Virginia City, Montana, which is a beautifully restored Victorian gold mining town that had me absolutely captivated. This particular horse was providing stagecoach rides - I thought she'd look much prettier without the bridle for the painting.
"Virginia! How great was Virginia! She sat like a queen beside a golden stream... her gathered wealth built many a palace, and caused the lines of polished steel to wend their way across a continent."
-Noyes, A History of Southwest Montana