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The Buffalo Herd - Russell

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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Russell, Charles M. 232
Descriptions
oil on board 132
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Landscape 691 Animal 735 Group 440
Date:
ca.1890
Dimensions:
sight height: 17.75 in, sight width: 23.75 in, Frame height: 27.5 in, Frame width: 33.5 in
Title:
The Buffalo Herd
Credit Line:
Gift of William E. Weiss
Gloss:
For Charles Russell, the buffalo assumed mythic proportions. He used an outline drawing of a buffalo skull as part of his characteristic signature, identifying himself with the tragic fate of the animal that once dominated the American landscape. His paintings of buffalo herds stopping to drink from the river portray the unity of wildlife and land in the West.
Inscription:
LLC: C M Russell/(skull). Exhibition Labels on verso for Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier America, 1/12/88-4/3/88 venue; Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier America, 12/13/88-2/25/89 venue; Trust for Museum Exhibition, Remington, Russell, and the Language of Western Art
Publication:
Newsletter: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, The University of Oklahoma, Fall 2001, Remington, Russell and the Language of Art, page 3.
Accession Number:
21.80

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