antique prints, maps and watercolors

after William Ranney. The Trappers' Last Shot. New York: J.M. Emerson, ca. 1850. $950.00

"The Trappers' Last Shot"


William Tylee Ranney (1813-1857) is regarded as one of the foremost nineteenth century painters of life in the American West.  This striking engraving is based upon one of his best known and most popular paintings. The subject is a lone mountain man on high alert as he crosses a stream on horseback. The title of the work foretells the trapper’s fate.

Steel engraving.
Nice original hand coloring.
21 ½ x 26 ½ inches, sheet.
Fair condition with old repairs into the image including one at the top right.