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Russell was an established professional artist in February of 1906 when Casper Whitney, editor of Outing Magazine, commissioned him to go to Mexico to capture the image of the Mexican cowpuncher. Arrangements were made for him to stay at the hacienda of Don Luis Terrazas, owner of the largest ranch in the world, requiring 1,000 vaqueros to manage its cattle, horses, and mules. Russell witnessed them brand 75,000 calves that spring and painted numerous scenes of the vaqueros in action, like this lively scene of the roping of a longhorn. So pleased was Don Luis that he was instrumental in...