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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Russell, Charles M. 232
Descriptions
watercolor on paper 128
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Animal 735 Cowboy 292 Landscape 691
Date:
1915
Dimensions:
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
Title:
Bronco Buster
Credit Line:
Gift of William E. Weiss
Gloss:
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.
Inscription:
LL: C M Russell/(skull)/1915/c.
Remarks:
Restrictions: May not be sold or traded under any circumstances.
Accession Number:
58.72

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