The less you count, the longer you'll live
Date: 1907
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 x 20 in. (76.2 x 50.8 cm) frame: 32 5/8 × 22 5/8 in. (82.9 × 57.5 cm)
Illustration Citation: The Orphan, by Clarence E. Mulford (New York: The Outing Publishing Company, 1908) Caption under the illustration reads "'The less you count, the longer you'll live,' said Shields."
Credit Line: Gift of Frank Eaton True, 2005
Object Number: 2005-11
About: A native of Colorado, True returned there after his studies with Howard Pyle and worked as a muralist and illustrator. His images captured the hardship, adventure, and violence of the American West, set against its evocative light and long vistas. Novelist Clarence Edward Mulford (1883-1956) was creator of the 20 stories featuring Hopalong Cassidy. The Orphan was made into movie in 1925 starring Tom Mix. The plot involves a man who, while searching for his parents' murderer, falls in love with a sheriff's daughter.
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