Couple in automobile and man inhorse-drawn carriage
Date: not dated
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 26 3/4 × 25 in. (67.9 × 63.5 cm) frame: 30 1/2 × 28 3/4 in. (77.5 × 73 cm)
Illustration Citation: Original date and place of publication not known. Appeared after artist's death as cover for "Southwest Art," April 1976
Credit Line: Gift of Maxine Calleri, 1991
Object Number: 1991-114
About: This scene - designed by Henry Soulen in his signature brilliant colors -- was probably created for a magazine cover. A young woman seems about to use the trick of handkerchief-dropping, hoping to captivate the handsome driver of a horse-drawn carriage, even though her less attractive escort has a more modern form of transportation and the costume to match. This would have been a nostalgic theme for Soulen, who began his career in 1912, when the automobile was well-established, despite the continued use of the horse and buggy in some rural areas.
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