Oil Canvas Painting Western Pop/Cover Art-Mexico- Artist J Espinosa Illustrator

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He is very well known in Mexico "Espinosa", initial "J." he was an illustrator. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s he did covers for many Spanish language translations of literary classics such as Uncle Tom's Cabin, Oliver Twist, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Little Lord Fauntleroy and so on, all in much the same style as this painting, though his signature has changed slightly as it's in lower case.

He also did fashion illustration and advertisement poster art such as this "Texaco Man", the original artwork for which, 12" x 14.5", in gouache, sold at Heritage Auctions (Dallas, TX) in 2012 for $191 This fashion sketch plus another sold for $65.

Like most illustrators biographical details are always scarce as they rarely hold solo exhibitions of their work in the manner of a professional listed artist. As such, the painting is worth as much as its artistic merit, subject matter, size, etc dictates. In this instance, it's such a dramatic scene, a moment frozen in time that emphatically entreats the viewer to imagine or make up a narrative to fit.

This must have been one of his last paintings from 1999 he passed away not sure when. The horse is not dead he was laid down his ears are pointing at the cowboy. Fun to try and figure out the story behind this.

27.5" x 37.5" framed in a natural pine wood frame just been varnished goes very well with art. It on a 34" x 24" stretched canvas. No repairs no damage.

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