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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Russell, Charles M. 232
Descriptions
bronze 330
Names
Sculpture 571
Subjects
bucking horse 15 Cowboy 292 Animal 735
Date:
1923-1924
Dimensions:
H: 14.75 in, Base Width: 8 in, Base Length: 10 in, width: 8 in, depth: 10.5 in
Title:
The Bucker and the Buckeroo
Credit Line:
Gift of William E. Weiss
Gloss:
In a letter written about the time he modeled this sculpture, Russell said, "Bronk riding is the greatest and only real American Sport, and it takes regular men to play the gam(e)." Russell copyrighted this sculpture in 1925 with the title The Bucker and the Buckeroo. After the artist's death, an author on Russell's works identified this sculpture as The Weaver, a title Russell actually had intended for an earlier sculpture.
Inscription:
Base below horse's tail: CM Russell (skull) [Foundry mark:] ROMAN BRONZE WORKS NY.
Remarks:
This cast has a foliage support of the midsection of the horse. It appears that Russell originally intended the sculpture to be made without that support, but it must have been to difficult to cast. Also, in this cast, the McCarty rope going from horse to hand of rider is a twisted wire; in other casts it is more substantial.
Accession Number:
9.81

Not currently on display

Virtual Exhibits

Remington and Russell in Longmont
Remington and Russell in Longmont - Curated by Nancy McClure

The Cowboy Way
The Cowboy Way - Curated by Alyssa

Cowboy
Cowboy - Curated by Alyssa

Charlie Russell
Charlie Russell - Curated by Kara Fladstol


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