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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Russell, Charles M. 232
Descriptions
watercolor on paper 128
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Group 440 Animal 735 Landscape 691 Cowboy 292
Date:
1903
Dimensions:
sight height: 19.5 in, sight width: 28.5 in, Frame height: 37.25 in, Frame width: 45.25 in, frame depth: 2 in, mat width: 35.25 in, mat height: 27.125 in
Title:
Roping a Rustler
Credit Line:
Gift of William E. Weiss
Gloss:
In 1903 Nancy Russell persuaded her husband to go to New York City, the art capital of the country. Roping a Grizzly was one of the paintings they took to exhibit and sell. A New York newspaper headlined an article about Russell, "Smart Set Lionizing Cowboy Artist," but the Russells did not meet with great success in sales on their trip. Later, however, this painting belonged to President William Howard Taft and hung in the White House.
Inscription:
LLC: C M Russell/(skull)/1903
Accession Number:
19.73

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