METAL POINT DRAWINGS “The delicate lines, gracefully graduating tones, and exquisite detail of metalpoint are unequaled by any other drawing medium.” Lee Teter ( Lee Teter writes about metalpoint drawing HERE) TITLE: NATTY BUMPPO FRONTIERSMANMEDIUM: Metalpoint (18k gold) on prepared panel.DESCRIPTION: The famous character from the Leatherstocking Tales is shown in historically accurate clothing and gear with the results of a hunt that his long lost culture required. The drawing was made with 18k gold on a prepared panel (all metalpoint drawings require special grounds). (MORE about”Natty Bumppo”) TITLE: CHEROKEE HUNTERMEDIUM: metalpoint (goldpoint)DESCRIPTION: (21) Image 4.5 x 6.5 inches on 9 x 12 inch ground.This Cherokee hunter leans against a tree with a flintlock rifle. TITLE: ANTELOPE STUDY DRAWINGMEDIUM: Metalpoint (silverpoint) (19)Image size 5×5 inches on paper appr. 13 x 15. A Wyoming antelope drawn on toned paper heightened with white chalk. TITLE: Rocky Mountain Horse Guard (Alert)PAPER SIZE: Appr. 11 x 14 inchesTYPE: Original art DESCRIPTION: (28) Silverpoint drawing on prepared 11 x 14 inch paperThis drawing is a study sketch in silverpoint on a rough surface that breaks into interesting patterns throughout the drawing. The special ground is tinted a warm, pale gold. Silver point ages to a deep warm brown with time and exposure to air. The picture portrays a member of a trapping party who was always prepared to guard camp. Called “camp keepers”, these men stood guard over every vital piece of gear, supplies and extra horses. Only these men and their fearlessness prevented almost certain and devastating loss. The term “keeper” reflects an earlier meaning of the word that might be rendered “guard” today. THE PAINTERMetalpoint Drawing(18k gold) on prepared surface.The face-paint design is an actual 18th century pattern that has been in Lee Teter’s research files for decades. TITLE: Blackfoot LodgesMEDIUM: MetalpointDESCRIPTION: This 5×7 inch drawing was described by Ted Brasser as “like a little photograph”. Art can fill in the blanks by being like little photographs that were never taken. The trader’s cart outside the winter lodge was not photographed because by the time photography became available that trading system had been replaced: Culture and technology changed the world in a few short years. Even a 5×7 (well done) can memorialize history and make fine art function as a servant to humanity.