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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Russell, Charles M. 232
Descriptions
oil on board 132
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
wagon train 5 Indians 131
Date:
1900
Dimensions:
Frame height: 17.75 in, Frame width: 23.625 in, H: 12.25 in, width: 18.125 in
Title:
When Wagons Meant Plunder
Credit Line:
Bequest of Lewis B. Maytag, Jr
Gloss:
In 1900 Russell experienced stability in his life; he and wife Nancy moved into their own home. In his art he developed characteristic compositions and began to lighten his palette. Russell portrayed a group stalking an enemy in the distance by using a compositional device of a pyramid-shaped rock which anchors the painting. Russell depicted this scene, as well as many others, from the viewpoint of the Indian.
Inscription:
LLC: C M Russell (buffalo skull) 1900
Accession Number:
3.93

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