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't show any signs of restoration or cleaning by amatuers or pros. I have included photos showing any slight flaws that the painting and showcase may have. I built the locking showcase with my Dad earlier this year so it (the painting) could be displayed securely at a large fund-raising convention as a centerpiece. The painting proved to be very popular, yet at that time it was not for sale. The showcase is built extra-stout with 3/4" (23/32) oak plywood. The window is 1/4" acrylic (plexiglass-17 times stronger than glass) and centered deep in it's redwood frame. A 'high-end' 12 ft. LED ropelight is hidden inside (sunlight, fluorescent or heat from halogen lights damage oil paintings) and shows the painting quite well in most-any room, bright or dark. A strong piano hinge and two heavy-duty stainless locking hasps (matching w/ 2 keys) hold on the front door/window precise and level. The four rubber feet on the bottom prevent scuffing and scratching surfaces. The wood has been treated with water sealer and all outer screws and fasteners were counter-sunk with oak plugs. The overall size of the showcase is 40"H x 34"W x 13"D. The painting speaks for itself and I am including free shipping on this entire auction to most-any location in the lower 48 states (confirmed address on your current Ebay and/or PayPal accounts). Contact me before bidding with any questions about the item(s) or requests from local/International bidders. Payment thru PayPal is expected within 72 hours of the auctions close. Item(s) will be well-packed and shipped out within two (2) business days of receiving full payment. Thank you and .
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