Lancer Family “Madonna of the Oxcart”
This print depicts a rarely seen subject that is part of the Wild West.
40% of the purchase price from this print directly benefits the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, with particular attention given to those whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat, or who have demonstrated financial need.
- Measures 20″ x 26″
- Printed on archival quality paper
“This is a detail of a painting commissioned by the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History, and for a limited edition print of a subject rarely, if ever, depicted by the chroniclers of the west.
The Marines like to think that our principle enemies were “lancers” in the grand tradition of Napoleonic and European armies. These lancers, however, often composed of entire families, were hide hunters who followed the wild cattle herds. Lances were much cheaper than powder and ball, and equally efficient; and the used them with much skill. The hides were then collected and transported on two wooden-wheeled carts back to San Diego or Pueblo de Los Angeles, for shipment to markets overseas.
To give them a background, the rocky hill in the rear is another view of Mule Hill.”
– Excerpt from Marines and Others: The Paintings of Colonel Charles Waterhouse USMCR (Ret)