The Well


Artist
Francisco Toledo (Mexican, 1940 – 2019)
Date
1970
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
: 20 7/8 x 15 7/8 in. (53.02 x 40.32 cm)
Mat : 24 x 20 in. (60.96 x 50.8 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2015.22.3

Label
Francisco Toledo created a number of prints in 1970 featuring images of Mexican vaquero or cowboys. The practice of herding cattle on horseback was brought to Mexico by the Spanish in the 16th and 17th centuries and spread from Mexico to the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. The almost mystical connection between cowboys and their horses appealed to Toledo’s interest in hybrid creatures and connections between the natural and supernatural worlds.

Object Type
Print