Pony Express


Original: 1935, Oil on Paper, 25 x 54 1/2 in.

This fine art pigmented print is an authentic reproduction utilizing high resolution digital imaging and archival inks on acid-free paper or canvas. Unframed. All prints are custom printed and take 7-10 days to print before they are shipped.

This fine art reproduction is available on paper or canvas in three sizes (rounded to nearest inch) and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Please select a medium and size when ordering. We recommend that you request priority mail shipment to ensure safe delivery of your print.

Full Size: 25 x 34 inches
Medium: 17 x 23 inches
Small: 13 x 17 inches


This is a study done in 1935 for Pony Express Riders, one of two Mechau murals in the EPA building in Washington D.C. Here we have horsemen preparing a rider to carry the mail across hazardous ground overhung by a magnificent sky. This and its companion mural, Dangers of the Mail, are major works. Both received great praise by art critics and both stirred controversy, which has continued to this day. In contrasting ways the two murals portray the old but dramatic story of the intrusion of whites into Indian territory and reprisals by Indians. Both murals employ the predella design used by early Italian Renaissance artists, which Mechau admired. That design consists of a row of related scenes placed beneath the main panel. —The Mechau family

Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 25 × 6 × 6 in