“The Four Old Trees of Taos”
Artist: Timothy K. Lewis – 2013
Oil on Canvas
Original size: 20″x 24″
There is one size of signed, limited edition archival reproductions, offered for purchase.
There will be 100 Limited Edition Archival Reproductions available for this painting only.
The original painting is in a private collection.
Archival Reproductions available for purchase:
One piece (Canvas)
Size without frame: 20″x 24″
Signed limited edition of 100
With frame $1,100.00. Call for details.
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Custom sizes made to order.
About the location of this painting:
The Four Old Trees, believed to be Cottonwood trees, are located near Highway 64 between the Taos Pueblos and the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in Taos, New Mexico. They’re situated alone in an open area with mountains to the rear ground.
The nearby Pueblos are considered the oldest continuously inhabited area/structure in the United States. Believe to have been built between 1000 and 1400 A.D. This area is inhabited by the pueblo Indians. In the early 18th century, the Jicarilla and Mescalero Apaches retreated from Texas westward to the Taos area from the brutal nomadic Comanche onslaught. In 1726, the Spanish gave the Apache tribe lands near Taos as a barrier from the Comanche. By the mid 1700’s the Comanche sweep forced the Apache, from the area, to move to the southern part of New Mexico and Arizona. Later to become the home land of the Mountain living, peace seeking, yet fierce Chiricahua Apache under Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, Victorio, and Geronimo. The Comanche were ruthless and most skilled on horseback. The Comanche were considered the best horse mounted fighters of any force – U.S., Native America or any other foreign cavalry/dragoon. The area of this painting would be the western most raiding territory of the Comanche.
There is much more in and around this Taos area such as Kit Carsons’ home, from 1825 to 1868, which was a wedding present to his wife, the occupation of New Mexico by Col. Stephen W. Kearney and his “Army of the West” and Civil War battles of the 1860’s.