Broken Trail

These two Northern Plains warriors are following a trail that was probably a game trail originally,” Terpning relates about the painting. “Since they are using a pack horse, they are no doubt traveling a considerable distance. Snow melt or heavy rains could sometimes produce such a volume of water that it wiped away everything in its path. This landscape has been changed by the destructive forces of the water and what used to be a natural bridge of sorts has been completely washed away, so that these men must seek another route to reach their destination.

Broken Trail by Howard Terpning

Broken Trail

Image size:
34″w x 23″h.
Edition Size:125
Release Date: February 2012
US: $1,250.00