Franz Trevors Painting "The Cinch Ring" (112808)

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Franz Trevors Painting  The Cinch Ring   (112808)
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Charles Marion Russell painted "The Cinch Ring" in 1907. Franz Trevors was born in that year and grew up admiring Russell's work. Each of the large scale paintings he made for Nevada casinos copied Russell's work, but added something to identify it as Trevors own work. This 46 x 66 inch framed version (the original was 36 x 24") of "The Cinch Ring" hung in The Bank Club in Lovelock from 1944 until 1977. Trevors version does not have Russell's markings in the lower left corner, and has added another campfire in the lower front. There is one blemish under the hooves of the roped cow that needs repair.

Felix Turillas Sr. and his son Felix Jr. worked for or managed a number of Reno clubs after the gaming prohibition repeal (1931), lastly the Northern Club (1939-41). From there, he worked in Winnemucca, and opened The Big Meadows Club in Lovelock in 1940, managing it through 1960. Turillas Jr. opened The Bank Club (Felix's Bank Club) in Lovelock in 1953, and ran it until 1977. Turillas Jr. knew Franz Trevors. Turillas Jr. undoubtedly had seen the great paintings in the Palace Club in Reno, and commissioned his own in 1944. Trevors' paintings closely adhered to Russell's colors, composition, and subjects, and are truly stunning works of art. Trevors perfectly captured the spirit and tradition of Russell's image, but he added his own personal touch with a detail not present in the master's original version. Trevors continued to paint until his death in March 1980. Although there is painfully little information available about his life and works, his paintings hang in various venues in New Mexico. Trevors' paintings merged the feeling of the Old West with the spirit of Reno's growing gambling empire, making these works unique additions to any Old West, Reno, or gambling enthusiasts' collection.

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