George Boutwell’s


Painting completed in: 1978

The Heep Ranch, south of Austin, was homesteaded when Austin was barely more than a River Crossing. In the last five years I've done numerous paintings of the ranch for the Heep family. When I discovered this ancient saddle in one of the barns I wondered about the stories it might tell if it could. When I asked Grandmother Heep about the saddle she said it was at least 100 years old and told me of people and things in the past that she had all but forgotten!

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