"Herzog Harvest"

by Michael Boss

Oil on Linen

20" X 30"

From the Collection of Midwest CPA, Cincinnati, Ohio

It's a common belief that horses and camels cannot be hitched together because of the difference in gait, but a photograph that was the inspiration for this painting tells otherwise. 

Herzog, Russia, is located approximately 30 miles east of Saratov.  It was a Catholic settlement of the north bank of the Bolshoi Karaman River.  The colony was founded in 1766.

Herzog and its magnificent church were totally destroyed by the Stalinist regime after the 1941 deportations