Cub fans will want “Field of Dreams” because the scene is a dream come true for anyone who loves beautiful machines. Sam paired up a 1946 J-3 Piper Cub with a John Deere tractor from the same time period. The original was commissioned by two brothers from Virginia, Anthony and William White, who were doing a complete restoration on a ‘46 Cub. This print has incredible details. The more you look at it, the more you’ll see. It also has its share of airport characters … including the artist himself peering out of the hangar.
About the Piper J-3 Cub
The Cub was designed as a trainer. It had great popularity in this role and as a general aviation aircraft. Due to its performance, it was well suited for a variety of military uses such as reconnaissance, liaison and ground control. It was produced in large numbers during World War II as the L-4 Grasshopper. Many Cubs are still flying today. Cubs are highly prized as bush aircraft. And they are considered beautiful machines!
History of the John Deere Tractor
The G was a three-plow tractor and it was built until 1941, when it was replaced with the GM model.
The GM model was made from 1942 to 1947. The drawbar power increased to 38 horsepower (28 kilowatts), and a new six-speed transmission was also added. The G model got a restyled front at this point, as did the other John Deere tractor models. The GM had electric starting and lighting added to its options.
Henry Dreyfuss and the engineers of the Waterloo perfected the styled design that was used on all John Deere tractors, with only minor changes through to 1959.
View a similar Sam Lyons painting, Cub Buddies which pairs a Piper Cub with an International Harvester Farmall Cub tractor: https://lyonsstudio.com/product/cub-buddies/
The image size is a big 15” x 30” and prints are available in a Limited Edition of 400 Signed & Numbered and 40 Artist Proofs.