"Mountain Desert Trail" John Hauser (1859-1913) Gouache on Paper

Dated 1896 and signed lower right this John Hauser painting is so popular that it has been reproduced in several mediums over the last 100 years, but this is the original. It has been exhibited in several impressive showrooms, and boasts many references to substantiate its importance in Western Art circles.



Labels, Kennedy Galleries, New York, New York



Jon A. Hoffmann, Arroyo Grande, California 1998



Selected Paintings and Sculpture of The American West, Kennedy Galleries, New York, New York September 27—October 1, 1982.



Exhibition Catalog, Selected Paintings and Sculpture of The American West (New York, New York: Kennedy Galleries, 1982 (Illustrated)


Edward Paxton Harris and Jerry Glenn, Straight White Shield, A Life and Works of John Hauser (Bellevue, Kentucky: MicroPress, Inc., 2012 page 184, illustrated.

“Mountain Desert Trail” has also been referred to as Indian Scouts with Travois” in recognition of the sle like carrier being pulled behind a horse by the Indian.


Dimensions 9 ½” high x 15 ½” wide.


John Hauser was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but became fascinated with the American Indian of the Southwest and West at a young age; so much so that he painted and depicted them for the rest of his life in various aspects of their everyday living. He painted many portraits of Native Americans including “Sitting Bull” and “Red Cloud”. He is also known for the realistic accuracy reflected in his paintings.


Dealer Clive Devenish Antiques
Date: Dated 1896
Origin American
Artist/Maker John Hauser
Measurements 9 1/2" x 15 1/2"
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Price $17,950
Contact Clive Devenish, 510.414.4545 or  clivedevenishantiques@comcast.net

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