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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 10, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

This auction is for an authentic, original oil painting on canvas done by the artist - Peter Shinn. If you recognize the image, it is probably because of all the prints that have been made of this famous piece/image. It was John Wayne's film with director John Ford, 'Stagecoach' (1939), that catapulted his acting career and helped make Monument Valley so well-known. Four more movies starring John Wayne (also directed by John Ford) were filmed there including: Fort Apache (1948), She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949), Rio Grande (1950) & The Searchers (1956). Peter Shinn also painted similar ones of different size; larger & smaller. This canvas measures 20" X 24", and the frame that it's in is believed to be the original; measuring 27 1/4"W x 31 1/4"H. The elderly gentleman that I bought this from said he paid an extra $15,000.00 for a house in California back in the early 1970's, so that this painting would come with it. Apparently the realtor had it hanging on the wall. This really is an impressive piece of American history and there is one quite similar on display at the John Wayne Museum (his birthplace in Winterset, Iowa - born Marion Robert Morrison May 26th, 1907), also painted by Peter Shinn. Peter was apparently commissioned by John Wayne and his family to do oil portraits. I am learning more and more all the time.

The painting is in very good shape and doesn
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