Two Horses Grazing, Arthur B. Davies, Poster
This poster is a print of Two Horses Grazing, a pastel drawing by Arthur B. Davies (1862–1928). Available in 18x18 inches, 16x16, 14x14, 12x12, and 10x10.
This version is printed in USA on museum-quality, archival, acid-free matte paper — 10.3 mil, 192 grams per square inch — with an opacity of 94% and ISO brightness of 104%.
Your poster will look just as begrimed by the years as the original.
Arthur B. Davies
The artist Arthur B. Davies was known for being anti-social, and with good reason — when he died, it was discovered that he'd been keeping two wives and two sets of children for 25 years.
His legal, as opposed to common-law, wife was Virginia Meriwether, one of New York's first female physicians. Her family didn't think much of Davies' prospects as an artist at the time of the marriage (1890) and required him to sign a pre-nup forsaking any claim to her money in the case of divorce. But within 15 years, he was quite wealthy in his own right.
Davies cheated on both his wives. But Virginia brought her own secret history to the marriage: she had earlier eloped, and then murdered her bridegroom on their honeymoon when she discovered gross character flaws.
Visit the original pixels of Two Horses Grazing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.