John Buxton painting

Making Smoke - Building Trade and Trust

30" x 40" oil



Painting information:


This French trader’s acceptance of an offer to “pass the pipe” with these eastern Indians indicates that their negotiations have gone well. They have accepted him as dealing with them fairly and this making of smoke is their way of acknowledgment. This painting memorializes the idea that fair business is good business, in any language, at any time.


Reproductions of this painting were produced.

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