Steady the Thirsty Mob


Limited edition print  (250 copies only), 760 x 1020 mm (30×40inches) with 40mm (1.6inches) white border. Giclée print on canvas.

Comes with numbered certificate signed by Anthony Sawrey as representative of the Hugh Sawrey estate. All prices include postage and packaging




This dramatic work shows Hugh Sawrey’s painting ability at its best. It is a scene out of a stockman’s worst nightmare. If a group of riders are moving a large mob of cattle, it is vital that they be kept watered. If over the course of a drive, the stockmen are unable to get water at their usual places because of drought or other factors, the cattle become uneasy and restless. Suddenly if the cattle smell water, they will begin to rush towards it. The riders have to control them and prevent them from destroying themselves in a mad drive to drink. This scene shows an out of control mob racing around the riders and crazy with thirst. It is one of the most dangerous situations that a horse and rider, far beyond help if they get injured, can be in.

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