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Accession Number:
98.60
Makers
Russell, Charles M.
Descriptions
watercolor on paper
Names
Painting
Subjects
Portrait, Russell, Charles M.
Date:
1900
Dimensions:
Image height: 12.375 in, Image width: 6.875 in, Sheet height: 13.5 in, Sheet width: 7.75 in, Frame height: 22.5 in, Frame width: 16.375 in, frame depth: 1.25 in
Title:
Self Portrait
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation, Inc.
Gloss:
With his feet planted solidly and his hat tipped back, Russell portrays himself as a stalwart and yet open person. He wears the red Metis sash that marked his individuality. As he wrote about himself, "I am old-fashioned and peculiar in my dress. I am eccentric (that is a polite way of saying you're crazy). I believe in luck and have had lots of it....Any man that can make a living doing what he likes is lucky, and I'm that."
Inscription:
LLC: Complements/of/CM Russell/(skull)/1900 [verso, top center:] #50

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