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Whitney Western Art Museum

Russell, Charles M. 232
watercolor and pen and ink on paper 4
letter 11 Painting 860
ca. 1914
H: 8.25 in, width: 12.5 in, Frame height: 17.625 in, Frame width: 21.75 in, frame depth: 1.5 in
Joe De Young [Joe De Yong]
Credit Line:
Partial Bequest of Vernon R. Drwenski and Museum Purchase
Sketch caption: old time senter fire man Joe De Young I received your letter also model of [?] an photo of rider you modeled I think they were good your horse was a little short in the back but if you will study proportion you will come out all right most range horses measure the same. from the top of the head to the middle of the [wiltrers] would measure the same from there back to the coupling study your saddle horses he will teach you more than I could tell you in a thousand years the picture of your Father and I with the bunch in the Silver Dollar was no good it was so blured you could hardly tell one man from annother You will find enclosed a photo of my self and friend I have riddin this old boy nearly 15 yeas so you see hes a has been the saddle was made in 1888 by Meany of Cheyenne it is the old time Vaeala tree the spurs I ware Iv had for 32 years the raw hide ranes 30 and I have been in montan mearly 34 years so you see the picture shows a bunch of old has beens yores C M Russell give my regards to your father
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Virtual Exhibits

Charlie Russell's illustrated letters
Charlie Russell's illustrated letters - Curated by Nancy McClure

Letters: Corresponding before the Web
Letters: Corresponding before the Web - Curated by Marguerite House

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