The 1888 meeting between Harry Pope and George Schalck that launched Pope's long and storied career making rifle barrels using his own adaption of the Schalck breech-muzzle loading system. The Beginning of the Legend is the frontispiece of the long-awaited H.M. Pope book by Warren Greatbatch; the two volume set covering the years Pope worked in Hartford, Conn. which will be available later this year.
The artwork is being offered as limited edition of only 100 prints, each individually numbered and signed by the artist. Printed on acid-free, archival heavy paper, the image size is 9" X 22" on a 14" X 26"sheet, at $200.00, including priority Mail within the U.S. Prints are shipped flat, between stiff boards to ensure easy framing. For those wanting a larger print, it may be purchased at the full size of the H.M. Pope book at 11”X28” image on 16”X32” archival paper. A print at this size is $275.00, shipped flat via Priority Mail.