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Raft Of Otters By Robert Bateman

By Robert Bateman

Raft of Otters by Robert Bateman

“Alaska was sold by Russia to America in 1867 for 7.2 million dollars. (2 cents and acre). The major reason for a Russian presence in the North American continent was the fur trade. By far, the most precious of the fur-bearing animals was the sea otter. Their underfur has 150,000 hairs per square centimeter. Over 1 million of these animals were killed for their fur beginning in the 18th century.

There were also quite easy to catch since they are gregarious and float around in “rafts” of up to several hundred. By the mid 19th century their numbers were dwindling and the market for furs had changed. Alaska, being a great distance from the center of power of Russia in the far west, became of less interest to their rulers.

The Sea otters were close to extinction for most of the 20th century but a number of colonies were introduced along the Pacific coast of America and now they are spreading across their former range.

On a recent fishing trip to south-east Alaska we saw many “rafts” of these creatures. Their blond, furry heads and inquisitive expressions give them an endearing and appealing quality.” ~ Robert Bateman

Raft of Otters by Robert Bateman is available as a signed and numbered limited edition print with a 14 x 28 image size priced at $165.

Canvas - Raft of Otters by Robert Bateman is available as a signed and numbered limited edition giclee canvas with a 20 x 40 image size priced at $695.

Extra Large Canvas - Raft of Otters - is available as a signed and numbered limited edition giclee canvas with a massive 24 x 48 image size priced at $995. Order yours today. All artwork is professionally boxed and insured and guaranteed to arrive in mint condition.

Types Dimensions Edition Size Price Cart
Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Print 14 x 28 Image Size 650 $165.00

Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Giclee Canvas 20 x 40 Image Size 180 $695.00

Large Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Giclee Canvas 24 x 48 Image Size 99 $995.00

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