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Signed CMR and buffalo skull. Weight 1 lb., 15 ozs. including marble base. Cast 5/25
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Weight 11 lbs. Cast 1/10
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Unlike most other cowboy artists, Russell frequently depicted events, like the one shown here, from a Native American viewpoint. In the 15 or more works he painted which dealt with Indians encountering wagon trains, he demonstrated their evolving attitude to the incursion of white settlers into their territories. In paintings involving early encounters, the scouting parties were equipped only with bows and arrows and are more curious than alarmed. By the time depicted in this particular piece, the Indians have acquired rifles from white traders and are clearly more hostile. Too few to attack, they may be planning to create...
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Weight 4 lbs, 4 ozs. Cast 1/11
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Also known as Bucker and Buckeroo. Weight 16 1/4 lbs.
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Once his success as an artist allowed him to retire from his duties as a cowboy, Russell delighted in making an annual fall hunting trip with several friends. He refused to kill game on these trips, however, choosing instead to enjoy viewing it in the wild and storing up observations for his art. This image is from an incident that actually occurred on one of these expeditions. Crossing the South Fork of the Flathead River, the bell mare in the lead caught scent of a grizzly on the far shore and turned back in a panic, causing the entire pack...
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Weight 14 3/4 lbs.
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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In most of Russell's paintings involving Native Americans, his sympathies are clearly with the Indians rather than the white men. He once wrote to a friend: I remember one day we were looking at a buffalo carcus and you said Russ I wish I was a Sioux Indian a hundred years ago and I said me to Ted thairs a pair of us [.] I have often made that wish since and if the buffalo would come back tomorrow I wouldent be slow shedding a brich clout [breechcloth]. . . This included sharing much of their sense of humor regarding...
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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Weight 4 lbs., 6 ozs. Originally modelled as part of "Navajo Squaw" Cast 7/10
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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1 lb., 6 ozs. Weight Cast 2/12
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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