Cliff Houses on the Rio Mancos 2 oz Solid Silver Bar
The Osborne Mint Fine Art Collection. Hold fine art in the palm of your hand.
Based on works from the Smithsonian Institute's art collection.
This 2 oz. Solid Silver bar is beautifully designed to resemble the painting, Cliff House on the Rio Mancos, Colorado by William Henry Holmes. The intricate trim of the "picture frame" surrounds the fine detail of the miniature art re-creation. The reverse resembles the back of an actual oil on canvas painting with fine details such as a hanging wire and detailed label which features the signatory O/M mintmark.
W.H. Holmes was an American with a wide variety of interests and careers, including explorer, anthropologist, archeologist, artist, mountain climber, geologist and museum curator, and director. He explored Yellowstone National Park soon after its inception and has a peak – Mount Holmes – named after him. He was the director of the National Gallery of Art (now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum) and was considered an expert in art produced by Southwest Native Americans.
The original artwork is oil on canvas, dimensions - 21-¼” x 15-⅛”