Robert Bateman Hand Signed Limited Edition Print 11.5″ x 19.5″
Edition Size: 950
“Some of those subjects were works of nature but many were works of man — old barns, farmhouse, fences, and so on. Although these things lasted for 100 years or more, every single one of them had been destroyed within the last decades — they were all gone by 1987.
I think that it is a pity that we in North America are so cavalier about our natural and man-made heritage. In Europe there has been for many years a serious effort to preserve the family farm and to preserve man-made works of previous generations. Such a commitment to preservation requires us to pay attention and to pay for it. The Europeans consider it a worthy cost. We North Americans apparently don’t and so our heritage disappears, very often through carelessness and more often through greed.” Robert Bateman
(From the original painting Winter Barn, 1983)