Poster – Pike’s Christmas 1806
Retired Disney Senior artist, Ed French, captures “what Pike saw” and felt when they were in the Fourteeners of the Collegiate Peaks in the upper Arkansas River Valley in this oil on Masonite painting.
Created 12/2/16, this painting captures “what Pike saw” and felt when they were in the Fourteeners of the Collegiate Peaks in the upper Arkansas River Valley.
This is a beautiful depiction with an uncanny likeness, and if you have been there, too, you will absolutely want to hang this in your collection to keep that memory alive.
- Medium: Ink
- Surface: Paper
- Size: 14”x18”
Ed French is a retired Disney artist, who has brought his enormous talent to depict extraordinary moments in American history, through the eyes of Zebulon Pike.
Christmas Day 1806. Zebulon Montgomery Pike after whom Pikes Peak is named had travel on horseback and foot from St. Louis, MO. With 22 men they were now just northwest of what would many years later become Salida, Colorado. They were 800 miles from St. Louis, cold, wet, and miserable. They had not eaten a meal in three days. They would spend Christmas Day resting at the Big Bend of the Arkansas River below Mount Shavano eating fresh Buffalo meat (unsalted). The areas they were exploring would become 11 of the US Central states. Thomas Jefferson was now our third president at that time.
|Dimensions||20.5 × 2 × 2 in|