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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Matthews, William 6
Descriptions
watercolor on paper 128
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Cowboy 292 roping 17
Date:
1993
Dimensions:
Image height: 38.625 in, Image width: 29.125 in, mat height: 45.063 in, mat width: 35.125 in, Frame height: 51 in, Frame width: 41 in
Title:
Coils
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard Heckert and the artist
Gloss:
Charles M. Russell distinguished the cowboy's rope as a creative element in western art. In Russell's roping scenes the rope played a dynamic role as the visual element pulling the narrative together. In this painting, Matthews uses the rope as the line which refines the composition of the work. The elegant arc of the rope calls attention to the skillful cowboy's graceful movements.
Inscription:
URC: William Matthews
Accession Number:
1.94

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