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|Russell, Charles M.|
|watercolor on paper|
|Animal, Cowboy, Landscape|
|sight height: 11 in, sight width: 16.625 in, Frame height: 20.75 in, Frame width: 26.5 in, mat width: 21.875 in, mat height: 16.25 in, frame depth: 1.75 in|
|Gift of William E. Weiss|
|Semi-broken horses or "broncs," required considerable "unlimbering" by their riders. The bronco buster-a person who breaks wild horses-had the daunting task of mastering the full repertoire of tricks the horse was capable of inflicting. The theme of subjugation flourished in late 19th and early 20th century Western American art, and works that captured the taming of wild horses often served as a metaphor for the taming of the West itself.|
|LL: C M Russell/(skull)/1915/c.|
|Restrictions: May not be sold or traded under any circumstances.|
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