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Mexican bandit Murieta rides raging horse on steep mountain trail while brandishing knife in right hand; elaborate saddle and stirrups. Depiction reflects popular fascination with legendary horse bandit. Title based on printed label (on mount): Joaquin Murieta/an original drawing by Charles Nahl, San Francisco, 1859.
Painting on paper: watercolor and ink 22 x 16.7 cm., dome top