Vertical format colorful oil painting of a mounted cowboy making his way through a steep canyon in the Southwest or Rockies as the afternoon's last sun reddens a crag at right, a dramatic cloud beyond the "V" shaped notch topping an expansive and empty land beyond. The painting, measuring " by ", unframed, has some age but I doubt it would have been painted earlier than about the mid 1950's, judging from the stretcher and stapled canvas. It is signed at lower right "C C Montgomery" or "C G Montgomery". There is a western listed artist by the last name Montgomery, who died in 1950, but this does not appear to be by that artist; perhaps more research will reveal more about the artist. Nevertheless it is a beautifully painted vintage work with great depth and color; the artist was skilled. A quality frame would enhance the presentation. There is a one inch vertical cut/scuff in the sky at upper center (see images), otherwise condition is very good. This flaw can be easily rectified with professional restoration. SEE HUNDREDS OF OTHER WORKS OF ART NOW IN MY SHOP.
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