Single-Action Revolver. One of a pair. With engraved ivory grips. . Engraved by E.C.Prudhomme, Shreveport, La. Circa 1960-65.
Created by: Prudhomme, E.C.
Around 1889, Russell adopted a buffalo skull as his "mark" alongside his signature. His affinity for the symbol was also indicated by his naming the summer cabin depicted here Bull Head Lodge. Always gregarious, the artist frequently invited guests to stay there and regaled them with tall tales and practical jokes. Best of all, they might find themselves the recipients of an invitation or thank you note like this one with an original artwork by Russell. Painted on birchbark with dried leaves appliqued, this note went to thank Russell's close friend, W.H. Bill Rance, co-owner of the Silver Dollar Saloon...
Created by: Russell, Charles M.