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Accession Number:
13.91
Makers
Russell, Charles M.
Descriptions
watercolor on paper
Names
Painting
Subjects
lightning, cattle
Date:
late 1880s
Dimensions:
Image height: 5.394 in, Image width: 8.976 in, mat height: 16 in, mat width: 20 in, Frame height: 18.5 in, Frame width: 22.375 in, frame depth: 1.25 in
Title:
Stampede
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Rosenthal, Jr.
Gloss:
This watercolor was done while Russell was working as a night wrangler in Montana. Cattle stampeding after being frightened by a thunderstorm may have been seen by Russell during his cowboy days. Notice the outstretched legs of the cattle. This unrealistic portrayal of running animals indicates that Russell painted this watercolor early in his career.
Inscription:
on backing: #1219
Remarks:
Not to be sold, traded or otherwise disposed of for two years from date of gift.

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