Barn Swallow and Horse Collar by Robert Bateman is a limited edition print. The old horse collar sits on its rack in the old barn. A swallow swoops by either heading for its nest or to catch flies which are usually plentiful in this type of place.
“When I saw this old horse collar hinging in an abandoned barn, it conjured up all of that deep heritage. All of those little straps and buckles would be common knowledge to the men and boys who hitched up “Old Nellie” to whatever she had to pull. They are meaningless to most of us today. The collar was probably hung on the peg with a view to repairing it someday. That day never came. The barn swallow, however is still as active in this new world as it was in the old, flitting by the collar that his ancestor would have seen in use.” Robert Bateman
Bateman’s art reflects his commitment to ecology and preservation. Since the early ’60s, he has been an active member of naturalist clubs and other conservation organizations. This involvement has increased in recent years and is now on a global scale. Barn Swallow and Horse Collar will make the perfect addition to your Bateman collection!
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