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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Russell, Charles M. 232
Descriptions
ink and watercolor on paper 3
Names
illustrated letter 17
Subjects
Borein, Ed 3 cowboy roping horse McLeod, Tex
Date:
June 5, 1918
Dimensions:
sight height: 14.5 in, sight width: 7.638 in, Frame height: 24 in, Frame width: 17 in
Title:
Friend Tex
Credit Line:
Gift of William E. Weiss.
Gloss:
Artist's letters often provide documentary evidence for historians, but Charles Russell's letters make a special art form uniting image and word. Usually light-hearted, the letters present Russell as the home-spun philosopher. The letter to Friend Tex is written to Tex McLeod, a roper in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, and contains a touching passage about Russell's adopted son.
Inscription:
Picture at top signed C M Russell/(skull)/1918;Letter signed "your friend/C M Russell";Letter dated June 5, 1918.
Remarks:
Title: (Letter with color picture at top). Picture at top signed: C M Russell/(skull)/1918. Letter signed: your friend/C M Russell
Accession Number:
76.60

Not currently on display

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