Jim Norton (1953 - 2023)
Trading on the High Plains, 2013
oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
49.5 x 61.5 inches (frame)
signed lower left: Jim C. Norton CA
verso: titled, signed and dated
Trading between early settlers of the American West and Native Americans was not only a practical way to secure wanted or needed items, but also allowed for a dialogue between both parties helping to promote friendly coexistence. In this major painting by Jim Norton, the practice of trading is documented in a masterful and beautiful manner.
The painting appears to be in good condition. Under UV examination, there is no evidence of restoration or inpainting.
Private Collection, Plano, Texas