2 bronze indian bustscarrol
I'm trying to find the value of my 1902 bronze amer. indian busts male and female marked cmr
Will Rogers SculptureMike
I have a small bronze sculpture of Will Rogers on a horse that differs from others I've seen. The horse had the Dog Iron Brand and the tail sticks straight out. Was this an early prototype since it clearly has Roger's cattle brand, not the wine glass horse brand?
Charles Russell paintingsDoreen Stroud
Does anyone have or has ever seen any of CM Russell's paintings with the initials of M.J. In the lower right hand corner? I would be interested in hearing feedback from you.
1913 CM Russell paintingVictoria P
How can I find out the name of this painting. It is native americans by buffalo skulls on the prairie? Also any idea on it's worth if original?
CW Russell Reproduction "Stage CoachBarbara Wynn
I have a large Russell Bronze called the "Stagecoach. It will be an auction item for a gala. Is it marked by an artist and do you have any idea how many were made. Where can I find this information on my piece
titled"trails end" I thinkdavid potter
I am looking to view a painting by charles russell of an indian who has rode his horse "into the ground". He invoking prayer because a group of approaching enemies
Big Hossdavid g
I think i have an original russell painting called bad hoss what information can you tell me about this painting? thanks David G
c russelljeff redmond
have a camp cook troubles painting by c-Russell, found painting on line but mine has slight differences', help
CM Russell's Invocation to the SunCindy K Allen
Do you know where the original of this painting is?
rather large bronzePreston
any information will greatly appreciated.
REFERENCES FOR CHARLES RUSSELL RESEARCHCarol
Anyone have a good place to do research on Charles Russell paintings/prints?
LARGE RUSSELL BRONZEpreston
I can't find a foundry mark and would like to know more about this bronze.
cm russell bronzePreston
I own a bronze 4 ft. wide by 4ft. high. From what I know cm Russell did not create statues this large. It shows a male native American indian reaching out to a eagle perched on tree branch with its wings spread out about 40 inches. it is signed cm Russell. any information about this bronze would greatly appreciated. thank you in advance. preston
CM Russell painting on wood??Yoko
I have a CM Russell picture signed & dated 1909 framed in old barn wood "The Wagon Boss," I'm thrown off by this picture as I don't know if it's an oil painting but it's not on paper or a canvas but what seems to be a smooth piece of board?? Can anyone give me any information, it's a beautiful piece & I would love to find out it's value. Thanks in advance =)
CMR Portfolio 1922Steve
I have a 1922 Russell Portfolio containing 6 Artist Proof sketches. The Portfolio is large and I can't find anything on it.
I have a bronze/brass western style statue on the base has copyright H.W. Latimer 1979. Does anyone have any info. on this? Please Help if you can.
Kicking Horse RiverDon Miester
I a small watercolor called Kicking Horse River signed just C Russell, no skull. Info?
Jerome Howard smithMike
Jerome Howard smith painted with Charlie . Does anybody have any info , or painting of his
Charles Marion RussellDiana Dickhausen
I have what appear to be watercolors, 5 of them. Able to read dates of 1904 and 1898. They are signed & framed. Able to see one title "Rainy Morning in Cow Camp". Have pictures of them if interested. Any information would be appreciated.
very rare painting charles m rusellcharles peterson
charles m russell horse flesh when it comes high original painting...i need feedback on this painting
Oil Painting-ReprintJohn Cooper
My mother gave me a Charles Russell Painting. Looking closer at it and some research this is what I know:
The name is "A Doubtful Handshake" It is a 24 x 24. It appears to be real canvas is signed CM Russell with a cow skull and the date 1910. Underneath that is a circle in a circle A. A. Inc. 1969. This appears to be real oil paint.Its in a wooden dark stained frame and is about 42 years old. Can some one tell me about this?
Cm RussellDeborah Morehead
I bought a CM Russell print in the original matting and frame. On the back is the Union 76 logo with the name of the painting called Inovation to the Sun and a description of what the indians are doing. Also on the front it is signed To Jannette Kunst from CM Russell wiht the stearhead and 1922. Just curious if you know why it is "TO" someone and who that someone is or who she was to Mr. Russell. Is it worth more then the $20 I paid for it?
"Lost" Charlie Russell DrawingRobert E. Jewell
I'm looking for a very special pencil drawing done by Charlie for my dad when my dad was just a kid.
What makes this drawing special is that it was DONE ON THE BACK OF one of my dad's grade-school Thanksgiving art assignments.
[[*]][[*]][[*]] This particular drawing of Charlie was of INDIANS WAVING A GREETING TO SAILORS ABOARD A SHIP. ...and was a casual lesson/response to my dad's drawing of the same Indian-European meeting.
My dad was a young friend of Charlie's (Charlie used to sit in the seating section reserved for the engineer's family ...my granddad was the engineer). My dad was himself drawn to art while sitting on Charlie's lap as Charlie drew during the ride. Dad subsequently took his own childhood art to Charlie for a critique. Charlie gladly obliged and always wove a story in with his critique.
Thus this Russell drawing was born. Most likely, the current owner of this original Russell drawing has no idea that the "real original" is young boy's drawing hidden on the backside of Charlie's drawing.
I am a fairly beat up Vietnam War infantryman (disabled) who would be hugely grateful to be able to see this drawing before I die. Can anyone out there please help me find this special Russell/young boy collaboration?
Former Infantry Sgt. Robert E. Jewell
Hello I wrote earlier of
our C.W. Russell large stagecoach
we moved it in to house please anyone
who knows the story of these statures
please share with me? It wieghts 200lbs
what the heck?
cm russell sculpturehollis
I have a statue made by CM Russell. It is a Indian sitting on a horse holding a buffalo skull. Can anybody tell me anything about it. It also has 6 of 100 on the left side. Its about two and a half feet tall.
Any knowledge of this paintingSean
I have a painting i believe is a Charles Russel original oil on canvas. I inherited it. It is of a indian and what looks like an early settler or cowboy with a wagon in the backround can anyone give me any information about this particular painting
The Joy of Life with the revealing teepee flap...Barbara Holden
We recently came across this copy of the bawdy Russell piece, that my uncle bought when I was 12 and we were on a trip in Montana. The seller made us swear we weren't locals before he would sell it to us.
He told us that Charlie's wife Nancy had destroyed almost every painting of his like this, but this one had been hidden in the Mint or the Silver Dollar Bar in Great Falls and survived.
We'd like to have it appraised, if someone can direct us to a good appraiser of Russell's work.
Has C.M. Russell ever done a non western theme bronze?
Charles Russell "Halfbreed Trader" plateLorna Weaver
I have a Charles Russell "Halfbreed Trader" plate made from Great Falls Tribune copyrighted material. It is No. 9 of 15. Does anyone know the value?
Charles M RussellLibby
Hi, I wonder if you could help me. I have 2 C.M.Russell oil prints on canvas which my Uncle bought for my Dad in 1955 at Montana Falls. One is dated 1913 and the other 1914, they are in their original frames, they both have a signature, a skull, a date, a circle with a C. I have attached photos, One is called The Queens Hounds, but I can not find any information on the other, I wonder if you could help, also are they worth hanging onto, as I was going to give them to a Charity shop as I am moving . They have been in my loft for 50 years now, I hope you can help me, thankyou so much Libby [England]
native american village,tents,dogs,hunters,old people, young people.butch
I would like to know the name of this work, and I wonder if it is a print or painting or what, it is on canvas, but looks like a print. Has a date of 1900.
The Trail BossPatrice
Does anyone know if James C Adams was the subject of The Trail Boss or The Wagon Boss paintings? thank you patrice
C.M Russell painting Diane Eyerly
I wanted to know if C.M. Russell ever painted on wood. I have this painting on wood signed by C.M. Russell dated 1896 or maybe 1898. There are 3 indians on horseback on a hill looking down at canoes on the river and an other indian coming up to the hill from the left. Could you please let me know if you have any info on this type of painting.
cm russel and oz seltzerchad
i have a painting that is signed by bith russel and seltzer. but cant find nothing about it. if some knows anything about this painting. i would love to know. thanks
Gold belt buckel that was given t J.C.AdamTroy Adams
J.C.Adams was my great grandfather, I would like to know if you located it. As a yong boy we would travel to the ston barn, our fater (J.C.s )grand sone told us about the buckel. I have the Mont. cattelmans Assc. brand book and a couple branding irons and 2 saddles from the ranch
1908 looking right by CM RussellKathy
I have two smaller oil paintings signed and dated by CM Russell. Both have a grizzly bear and a hunter with horses. One is dated 1914 and the other is dated 1908. How do I tell if they are real?
Non-Western Russell illustration?MaryBeth
I know CM Russell was a prolific illustrator, but does anyone know if he ever did anyting other than Western / cowboy themes? I have a painting (not his typical signature with the skull, but similarities in lettering style) signed by Charles Russell, but it is a whimsical fishing scene, with the hooked fish in the foreground, the boat far behind, mountains in the background. It's a quality illustration, but I can't locate any other illustrators by the same name. Any clues? Thanks!
Most Russells art is copies
Robert Hansen (06/02/2009)
Charles M Russell art,most all are copies so don't get taken!
in 2007 one of his water colors on paper size 13" X 19" sold for
a pic i recently bought at a thrift storemaryjo
It's dated 1908 and has the skull and the name cm russell on it. Its pretty cool I was just wondering how I can find out the title of the pic. It's a cowboy on a horse with indians and cowboys.
C. M. Russell rifleKyle Sullivan
I have a rifle that has C.M. Russell engraved on the buttstock. How would I verify whether or not it was his actual rifle?
C M Russell "I rode him"Janet Tait
Like Sylvia Macdonald, I also acquired a water colored print at a local thrift shop years ago, entitled "I rode him". It's signed CMR, and under Russell's initials, it has a drawing that looks like a steer skull. My print also has as follows: From the brush of C.M. Russell, the Famous Cowboy Artist - - Compliments of B.P.O.E. No 214 Great Falls Montana. a few years back I believe I called the Charles M. Russell museum in Great Falls Montana, who referred me to another museum (forgot the name), but I was asked about the dots in the picture, which are almost non-existant in my print; and the gentleman I talkedd to was able to date the print of "I rode him" to 1904. The size of my print in the original frame is 12" x 16. I was told that the value of my pring was around $200-250.
Wagon BossMary Morgan
The wagon boss is of my great grand father, does anyone know of the gold belt buckle that was made for that wagon boss J C Adams?
bronze sculptureDawn Ramsier
Can you please give me a little information on a Bronze sculpture That is called the "Free Trapper " Its 242 out of 950 made its says inspired by C M Russell made in california
1999 S. Davies it sits on a green marble slab. I would like to know the vaule please.
cm russell printsjudy matthews
I have a cm russell print framed in Kansas when the phone # of the framer was a 2digit number. does anyone have a clue to the age and value. I will take it to the Denver Roadshow if I can get tickets. any info appreciated. I love this piece of art: my son has two more framed in the same manner. jm
Zoppo Foundry bronzes.George
I have two bronzes, Snake Priest and Last Laugh, stamped B. Zoppo Foundry New York. I'd like to think they are authentic, but they seem to be a bit smaller than the measurements given in the Rick Stewart book, "Charles M. Russell Sculptor".
Are there counterfeits out there with false foundry markings? How can I get these authenticated?
c russell nude paintingsDennis McGill
Did he sign with c russell. instead of c m russell also did he make any nude paintings?
The Wagon BossGary
The Wagon Boss is the most reproduced Russell painting. The original painting is in the collection of the Gilcrease Museum, located in Tulsa, OK.
CM Russell Print or paintingjohnny
My auntie passed away a few years ago and left me some items. I just recently found that one of the items is a painting signed by cm russell. I could not make out the name when i first saw the painting and thought it said CN Passell. My problem is I cant tell if it is a Painting or print. The frame is very old and the painting looks blueish. I felt the canvas and it has raised paint on it. Did they do this to old prints?
I have a bronze statue similar to "Smokin Up." The only difference is my statue is the rider is holding reins. The piece has a signature along with a skull to the left. Does anyone know anything about the sculpture?
CM Russell's "Belle Mare"peggy mcginnis
I would like information on this print.It is large and is in a wood frame with a small hole in the top. how old is it? it has copyright 1910.
"Where The Best Rider Quit"Pilar Carr
I acquired a CM Russell sculpture "Where The Best Rider Quit" a few years back and want to get some information as to its authenticity. It is signed Charles M Russell 1920, (copyright symbol), AS. Collectors, All Rights Resevered on the base. CM initials on the horses right hine leg. No foundry, and no skull on base. Any information would be greatly appriciated. Thank You.
Charles m russell 1911 painting 22 32Darlene Sowul
I have a painting of background rocky mountains with a trapper on horse fur hat background one other trapper with pack horses. Please let me know if you have any ideas/or info about work
charcoal of indiananne
I just purchased a charcoal of an Indian at a used furniture store in Colorado that was marketed as a " original Russell". The women that put it in the shop on consignment said it was a personal gift given to her as a she is a family member. However it does not have the regular c a Russell signature just Russell, does anyone know if Charles Russell actually did this type of signature on any of his charcoals?
charles russell and frederick remmingtonAmanda
I have four beautiful highball style cobalt blue glass with prints of these artist paintings on them ,The scout,Hauling in
the Gill net ,On the trail and Buffalo hunt.Any information would surly be appreciated.
charles russel sculptures and oil paintingCarolyn Gray
I have a charles russel bronze stage coach 6ft long with 6 horses two cowboys, there is no mound under the stage coach havent seen one like this before hoping to learn more about this piece
Doubtful Handshake Limited Edition PrintJulia
My father has assigned me an nearly impossible task...He would like information on a limited edition print of Charles Russell's "Dounbtful Handshake" #355, 18 x 18. On the back of the frame it references Thomas Gilcrese Institute of American Art and Aaron Ashley Inc., Yonkers, New York. Any information would be helpful.
Signed CM Russell Plate dated 1908PJ
I have a full size plate with a painting on it of indians fighting with another tribe and there are 2 white horses off to the right side. The plate is signed CM Russell and below that is an outlined, hand drawn buffalo head with the year 1908 next to it. Does anyone know what this picture is and the value of it. The plate is in mint condition.
Answers to some CMR questions
This is an answers to several recent queries.
1) Herd Quitters is in the collection of the Montana Historical Society Museum in Helena, MT.
2) Discovery of Last Chance Gulch, also known as Paydirt, is in the collection of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK.
3)The "painting" of an Indian seeing the future and past is a pen & ink drawing titled "The Last of His Race" in the C.M. Russell Museum collection. Contact them about prints.
Hope this helps.
"Discovery of Last Chance Gulch"nancy
I am trying to find out who owns this painting, if it is part of a private collection, or on exhibit somewhere, thanks.
C. M Russell PaintingLaVerne Scott
Years ago I saw a large painting and believe it was from the ELK's lodge in Great Falls, MT. I would like to know the name of the painting and are prints availabe. The painting was of a lone Indian, seeing buffalo running past, beyond that he sees his vision of the future, wagon trains, trains, cities. Can anyone idenitfy this painting.
info about a sculpture I was givenSandy Steele
I have a 1973 sculpture, that I have been told is of Charles Russell. I am having trouble reading the info of the stand..it does have a horseshoe inside a circle with a branding iron hanging off of it. Can you help me identify this metal sculpture?
Piegan Squaw bronzeMelissa Reaves-Wagner
We have this sculpture and some Authentication papers stating it is #10 of 30 made. We know that the valuable ones from Roman Bronze Works in NY---so want to varify if ours is one of the 17 that have been held privately. There is a slight chance it's a reproduction, which is what I'm trying to varify. On the authentication documentation it lists Fenn Bronzes, Lubbock TX, 1969.
bronze buffalo bookendsBrian Mathis
Looking for any info on bronze buffalo bookends obtained by my late father from fine art gallery in St. Louis, MO. weight about 6 lbs. walls 3/16"/ approx 6 3/4" tall/6.5" long/3.5" deep. Signature on back is C.M. Russell w/buffalo head and date 1921. Look like pictures Baffalo Book Ends R-25A and R-25B in the book by Rick Stewart (pgs. 259-263). thank you for any info.
Information on CM Russell 1909Deena
I have a picture dated 1909 with skull and signed it is a gun fight with horses running away, horse laying down with man shooting over him. 24 x 36 aprox. There is something else on it I think it says copyright. Can you tell me anything about it?
Information on CM RussellJulie
Can you give me any information on a oil painting I have. IT is of a man on a horse with a gun. With other horses beening herder. It has CM Russell with 1910 and a c with a circle at the bottem.. I am assuming it is a copy?
C M Russell signatureCarolyne
Did the artist ever use only Russell for a signature?
Native American Art & JewelryDon
I have recently purchased a large collection of Native American items from belts & buckles to necklaces. I also aquired a buffalo head that is covered with 9,000 carats of turquoise that is featured in a couple of magazines that I have as the "Last of the Herd". Can anyone help to shed some light on this item for me since I really do not have a lot of information on it? I would greatly appreciate the help!
Bronze - Indian Woman with Cradle BoardDale
I can not find any info on this bronze. Does anyone know have any info or know where I could get some info on it? It may also be called "Offering to the Sun God."
The waogn bossJason Morgan
Does anyone know who has the original wagon boss painting? The painting is of my great great grandfather.
Bronze - two buffalo side by sideTim Holland
I have a bronze of two bison/buffalo standing almost side-by-side. It is on a marble base, so I am beginning to think it is not authentic based on reading some of these posts. That being said it does have the CMR, the circle c and the buffalo head imprint. I have not seen any mention of this piece in several internet searches. Any ideas? (piece is approx 6" tall plus base)
what do i have?steve
i picked up a pictrue by charley russel at a little antique store about 10 yrs ago, it is actually accid etched on metal in black & white. it is a scene of a card game gone bad, with a gunfight about to erupt, even has a chinaman off to the side with fear in his eyes. i love this thing and would like to know the title. i can't seem to find any info on this picture anywhere, so any help would be appreciated.
ink and gouache on leather 1903 indianbrian
i have a drawing of a indian on horseback looks like black ink and gouache on leather dated 1903 any help would be appreciated.
Russell signature on paintingBrenda
We have a canvas painting that looks like maybe prospectors on a rise and Indians riding towards them. The signature says Russell and has what looks like a steer skull next to it. Is this Charles Russell's signature?
Charles RussellJerry Lee Tyner
In the painting,
"When mules Wear Diamonds",
What is the cowboy holding in his hand?
russell bronze old?Steve
Help! My wife purchased a russell bronze "shooting up" 10 years ago from an estate. the lady stated that she and her husband purchased it in Kansas city Gallery in the late 1960's. the base is maeble with faded green worm felt. there's no name plate on the base. How can I find out about this piece?
name of picturePatti
3 Indians on a mountain sitting on horses overlooking other rider 1 had a fur hat with horms
Charles Russell PrintBonnie
I have a Charles Russell print of a longhorn charging a horse and rider that are on the ground. There are three other riders in the scene. One with the horse rearing and one who has a rope on the longhorn's horns. Does anyone know the name of this print?
to RuthGary Don Pemberton
your painting is called "Th Ambush" from 1894
C.M. Russell PrintRuth Miller
I have a C.M. Russell print that has three indian braves on a mountain holding rifles. I would like to know it's name.
I Rode HimAnn Huie
I acquired the same print that Sylvia Macdondal speaks of but it is not signed. Would like to know the history of this print.
C. M. RussellVicki
I have a Russell painting which was framed at the Poulsen Gallery in Pasadena. A single rider with a rifle, mexcian hat, vest, indian boots at sunset. It has all the marks and is oil on board.
Any information is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all,
"I Rode HimSylvia Macdonald
I have a C.M. Russell picture that I believe might be an original sketch or perhaps a water colour. It has a picture in the forefront of a cowboy standing without a hat and around his waist is a sash that trails to the ground. In the background (but still quite large) is a goat with a saddle on it and a cowboy hat is at its left hind hoof. It is signed in original hand writing as follows:
I rode him-your Dad;
To - Craig
Ray (or Reg)Jackson
Dick Milford, Calgary Stampeders
There is also another signature that I cannot make out.
In smaller print in capital letters at the very bottom of the picture it says:
1st line:FROM THE BRUSH OF C.M. RUSSELL, THE FAMOUS COWBOY ARTIST
2nd line: COMPLIMENTS OF B.P.O.E. NO. 214, GREAT FALLS, MONTANA
If anyone knows anything about this picture I would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you so very much.
Kitimat, BC, Canada
Charles Russell paintingkathy baughman
I have a Charles Russell painting that is painted on the back of the glass. I read some of the posting and don't know if this is the way all of his paintings are but was wondering if this would be an original or not. it is the hold up. and is framed with a small gold tag that says Charles Russell 1826. if anyone has any information please contact me by email.
1902 black and white on canvas (no name but signed)ken
It's a 1902 C.M. Russell.
the pic is of indians riding in attack but I can not find any black and white from 1902.
anyone know anything?
4 warriors dated 1896jill
I have a c.m. Russell,dated 1896 left lower corner of 4 warriors over looking the enemy. I know it came from montana, & belonged to a friends father. I have no idea, if it is a print, or pencil. I would appreciate someones helpful opinion.
BRONZE PIECE OF A ROUND UPSHARON ULRICH
MANY YEARS AGO I FOUND THIS PIECE IN AN ATTIC IN FLORIDA, IT IS MARKED BY A PLATE SAY ROUND UP. THE BRONZE IS SIGNED CW RUSSELL WITH A COWS HEAD CARVED IN BRONZE. ITHAS A COWBOY AND TWO STEERS. ITS A GREAT LOOKING PIECE AND I WANT TO FIND OUT IF IT IS A REPRO OR ORIGNAL.
The Wagon BossMary Halvorson
My great grandfather was a rancher in Great Falls Montana. Charlie Russell worked for him. He was given a print of The Wagon Boss - 12 X 20 size (approx). The signature and date are 1909 but instead of the c and circle for copyright - the word copyrite is printed out. Under the backing it says #68 Halvorson. Can you tell me anything about this? How can I find out more about this print.
I found the name of the paintingTracie Anderson
i researched some more and found the name of the painting it is called (When Ignorance is Bliss) it looks like it is a water color any help would greatly be appreciated
tying to find if C M Russell painting is originalTracie Anderson
I have a C M Russell painting that I have not been able to find and I don't know if it is an original it has all of the proper markings. I'll try to explain the painting, it is two cowboys around a campfire with their horses going crazy because a grizzly bear is coming in to the smell of food cooking
C.m Russell oil piantingJackie
I can't seem to find the painting I have anywhere. Its signinged c.m Russell 1919 with steer skull and copyright sign. One indian on horse coming over hill with cowboys behind him. HELP
answer to Kenneth KlimpelJoanne
Dear Kenneth- I have 2 of cast bronze grizzley bears. They have a hump on the back of their neck. I have been searching the web for over 3hrs. Yours is the first mention of Russell bears I have found. I took mine to an antique store today. There were signed C. Russellalong the bottom of their back leg. They are in a sitting pose. The dealer thought they looked real, but admitted he was not an expert on the subject. They are sitting on small marble circles, very dark with light streaks in it. He was certain that the marble was old. I did find a place called
Bronze Gallery on the web which makes reproductions, but they started out in 1999. They also come with a small gold colored metal plaque
on the marble, which mine do not have. I purchased mine, I have 2, at an estate auction in 1981. I would really like to know thrie worth and when they were made. I will keep looking. They are small, about 3" highand the marble circle is about that in diameter. If yours are like mine, please email anything you may find out. It would be much appreciated. Sincerely,
I have a water color print by cm russell dated 1899. Its a profile of an indian head. But i can find it anywhere.
russell bronze of will rogerslaurie
I have a bronze of
Will Rogers by russell.
It has his signature on the
bottom on one side with a brand on each side of signature. This statue does notlook exactly like what I am seeing on various
retail web sites. Will is holding his reins different and his horse has all four hooves touching the ground.
I have had this in our family a very long time and never gave it much thought as to worth. But I am sure it is old and possibly an original.
Any thoughts, any one?
russell watercolor letter to Geo. W. FarrLisa Pawling
I have purchased a picture which appears to be watercolor, by CM Russell "letter to Mr. Geo. W. Farr dated 1919. How can you tell if this is a reproduction or the real thing? This does seem to be watercolor not printed. Any help would be great. thank you.
russell 1901 paintingDEBI JUSTICE
I have a painting wonder if its a original and worth
anything, i have searched but am unable to locate that particular painting.
its a indian sitting on a horse with the horses head down and the indian holding a spear, signed
c russell 1901
Cm RussellDallas Diamond
I have a canvas painting of "The Wagon Boss" and it has the Cm Russell signature on it with a c in a circle and a steer head next to it. It is also dated 1909. The painting is 24x36. My grandfather had bought it many years ago, and he cant quite remember where, and just recently we began to wonder if it could be an original.. because if you feel it you can feel the layers of paint used on it.
If you have any idea's or know if it could be an original please let me know.
The Wagon BossShirlie Daniel
My husband bought a painting many years back, and just recently i've been thinking that maybe it's an original.
The painting is "The Wagon Boss" by Cm Russell. It's dated 1909. I really wonder if it could be Original?
Identify these, pleaseCarol Hartwig
My husband bought two prints signed cm russell at a garage sale. One is of four indians on a hill over looking a wagon train to the right dated 1906. The other is of 7 cowboys sprinting at full gallop down a hill with still more at the top of the hill. One of the cowboys going down the hill is falling off his horse. That one is dated 1878 or 1898 I can't really tell which but I belive it is the later. Anyone have any idea about these prints and what they are called?
name of pen/pencil drawingBarry Woods
I need the name of the piece. It is a pen or pencil drawing of a cowboy with a duster on and shooting a rifle.
Signiture Russell DrawingBobby Davis
Hi: I have and early drawing of a Native Eldery Women With a Basket Hat on Her Head. it is signed.Russell with a line under signiture and two hash marks on both sides of signiture.Bobby
CMR two bears authenticationkenneth klimpel
How can I tell if it is original or a repro?
Two of a Kind Charlie Russell Nicole
Hello my grandparents have a 1916 Two of a Kind (with the skunks) painting. Says To my friend Eaton and then a c with a circle. CMRussell. They got it about 15 years ago at an old Estate Sale. And we KNOW it's a very old painting because it has 2 phone numbers on the back that only contain 4 digits. I am wondering if it could be an orginial, and if so how can I tell?
Artists Soderberg and RussellBobbie M
I have 3 pieces by Yngve Edward Soderberg and 1 piece by C.M. Russell. I'd love to know more about both artist.
"Prairie Fire" with Museum plateJerry
I recently aquired what I guess is a print. It's framed, matted in glass. Did Charlie date all his work? On the lower leftcorner is the signature, logo and 1898.
The plate on the lower right is from the CM Russell museum. Below the title it say: "oil, 1898" Does that mean it's an oil on canvas Reproduction?
How do you know original versus printJudy White
I have a painting dated 1918, sign by CM Russell, with a steer skull under signature. The front of the picture is a single man riding a horse carrying a rifle with background of picture having several horses packed with furs or gear. How can I tell if this is an original or print?
2 paintingscarol sailors
My grandfather cowboyed with Mr. Russell in Montana. I have inherited 2 paintings. Not sure if they are originals. He never said one way or the other. One says to Eaton from his friend cm Russell.
Mr. Russell also gave my grandfather a sketching signed by him, but it was misplaced many years ago.
Would anyone know how to determine if these are originals? Thank you
I have a print of Mr. Charles Russel, and as much as I look, for a print like mine, I haven't find an other one, is about this people who rob a bank, one is on the ground , the other is wonded,but the last men is aiming his pistol to this sheriff,, and same one is aiming a rifle on a distance where the rob took place,, plus his signature is very different from other oils or wather colors. any help there ?
Charles M. RussellJon
Determining authentic bronze CMR Sculptures - if it is mounted on a marble base, it is almost certainly a recast. Examples of popular recasts can be found online.
Charlie's wife was Nancy Cooper Russell (1878 - 1940), NOT a Native American, and they were married Sept 9, 1896. Nancy was only 17 when she met CMR in 1895.
MANY of Russell's original paintings were made available as fine quality prints on canvas and then overlaid with gesso to simulate brushstrokes. Small dots are the giveaway to these works and a jeweler's loupe of 10x will show these lithography marks quite well. Because of the popularity of Russell's work, it has been widely copied and reproduced worldwide.
Charles M. RussellEd Dea
I know Charlie Russell had a Native American wife. What was her name?
when guns were passportslauna
looking for location of the original oil if its with a gallary or privately owned. also the number of 1st prints made 24 x 36
charles russel painting w/ different signaturejames allman
I have a copy of A Broken Rope but with a different signature on it other than russell's. The name on there is S.T. something, i cant make out the name after the initials. Looks to start with a K, but not sure. Hand written on the back of the frame is "The Broken Rope" 1904 Charles M Russell. If anyone can help me with any info regarding this painting or the signature on it, please do! Thanks
charles russell letter with picturelori buchanan
I do have a old print, the name George W Farr was one of the reps for a stock growers meeting.The meeting was held in 1919.
CHARLES M. RUSSELL PAINTING OF MOUNTAIN MAN AND HORSE WITH FURS ON MOUNTAINDARLENE SOWUL
IF ANYONE CAN TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET INFO ON THIS PAINTING OR COPY OF ONE THAT I HAVE I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFO. IT IS VERY LARGE.
CM Russell- When Guns Were Passportsjohn mccallister
I have a 24x36 oil signed and dated 1918. Someone has written Where Guns Were Passports on frame. Is it a copy or an original?
CM Russell The Broken RopeTamesha
I recently bought what looks to be a photomechanical reproduction of an oil on canvas of The Broken Rope signed CM Russell with the steer head dated 1904 but has no copyright symbol. Another I bought (Horse Hunter, 1913) DOES have the copyright symbol. Why the difference? What does it mean?
C.M Russell-The Trtail BossMaggie
I have a C.M Russell painting -I think the title is the trail Boss. it has C.M.Russell 1909 in the bottom left corner and it looks to be a c in a circle(Copyright?) Does anyone know where the original of this painting is so I will know if mine is a copy.
Can any one tell me about a Russell Bronze stagecoach with the name "Six Reins" ?
Loops & Swift horsesalison benitz
My mom asked me about Loops & Swift horses, so I'm checking for her. She's had this painting for a long time...seems like it's always been there. It's signed with the steer head, on canvas. I'll be sending her to an apprasier, but is there a 'quick' why to know if this is an original?
Brown & Bigelow calendardan king
Does anyone know of or have seen Brown & Bigelow's 1910-1913(?) calenders of C.M.Russell's Jerked Down & Last of the Herd? Any information would be appreciated.
Question on "Riding of the Rough String"Nancy Glassgow
My husband has a small canvas of this painting (approximately 9X13) that was given to him as a gift. Does anyone know where the original is and when it was painted?
single native american Russell paintingPhyllis
I understand that just one image of a native american with not other visible was an unusual painting for Russell. If this is true, does anyone know how the "key words" for finding just those prints on Ask/Art?
The Roundup, CM Russell, 1913Star
I acquired this art work 1970. When did prints start being printed on canvas? I'd like to know if my art work in print or original and whether or not to put it under glass in frame. Thanks
Trapper on horseback encounter with cougarPaul Mc
I recently returned from a trip to England with a sculpture (bronze)and I have been unable to find anything like it on the internet. It is approximately 12 inches tall. The trapper or mountain man is riding a horse that has read up on his hind legs, with rifle in one hand over his head, while a snarling cougar has one front paw on the trappers foot. It is signed Russell with the skull of a steer or buffalo next to his name. If anyone knows anything about this piece please contact me.
C. Russell QuestionCharles Holloway
WE have a litho (T.C.M. Co) on right of a litho by C. Russel but the signature is a skull with 1898 (we think). Entitled The Buffalo Hunt but it does not look like The Buffalo hunt from 1919 I see on the internet. There is no Buffalo running down the hill. It is difficult to see but the skull and date SEEM to be in pencil ?? (this is framed with glass). Could this be a signed litho? I cannot find another picture exactly like this anywhere on the internet by him.. is it rare? It has 2 native americans on horseback on right running, buffalo in center with a calf in the lead almost and 3 native americans on right running. Anything anyone can tell us is greatly appreciated.
C. Russell Bust coin bankTanya
I have two coin banks from the Central Bank of Montana of, Charles Russell with the name C. Dennis 1962 on the side. I can't find ANY info on them. Does anyone have any info that would help?? Thank you!!
I have a small bronze of an Indian on horseback being charged by a buffalo. Does anyone know anything about this?
Russell Bronze IDJon
Cowboy on a horse with two steers close together and he is roping them, running, in bronze, with bronze rope, signed Cm Russell - anyone know of a title associated with this piece ?? About 11" tall. Appears to be solid bronze mounted on a marble-like stone base.
I have a signed CM Russell bronze with a buffalo head imprint dated 1921. Bronze is of a buffalo rubbing against a rock outcropping. If anyone has anyinfo on this please contact me or repost.
russell bronze R.Cl;onts
I recently purchased a bronze of a mountain man standing and shooting a rifle using a tree for support. It is signed russell .Its about 11 inches tall. Are these very common? I am trying to search out its authenticity.
C.M. RussellRaymond Tafoya
I have bought two oil on canvas painting by C. M. Russell. One from 1906 has 4 indians going up a hill and a waqon train in the back ground. Another from 1915 with 2 cowboys in a valley roppinf a cow. Both painting aprox. 10in x 20in
what are the names of Charles M. Russell's parents?
Russell PaintingBill Hayes
My wife's father (long dead) went to Great Falls in the sixties and bought an original (so we thought) Russell painting. Tim Gordon (an appraiser) says look for dots and if so then it is a print. I looked and I did see what looked like dots (God, I'm such a rookie at this art thing). The painting depicts the four Georgians discovery of Gold in Last Chance Gulch,Helena Montana. My wife is a Helena native. If it is a print, then its a good one. There is no printer signature or anything. Isn't that illegal??? A person can make a print of an artwork without saying somewhere that it is not an original. Wow, I am so confused over all this----can anyone help me---HELP HELP---GEEEEEZE
Need help to datenancy Platt
I bought an oldish charles Russell " the texas Steer"
There is no foundry mark on it but it has the usual russell initials and steer head. It is mounted on a very heavy green marble base, which I removed to see if there were any marks. The brass old plate on the base says simply "By Russell" I have a hunch this was done or sold in NYC around the late 60's or early 70's. Does anyone recognize that kind of base and who sold it. Both Tiffanys and some man whose name started with H did castings about that time. It clearly is not new and just as clearly is not marked with a foundry mark Help. Thanks.
Need help identifying mystery paintingBarrett Alley
Hello – I recently aquired a very old oil painting from a liquidation auction at a company in Dallas, Texas. The painting was in a crate in storage and is damaged, but has no signature or writing anywhere on the painting or frame. Someone on another website suggested that it may be a portrait of Charles II.
Can anyone provide me with any clues? ie, time period, artist, subject matter, etc. This is my first piece of art to buy and I know nothing about paintings... thanks!
Charles Russell paintingRebecca Tate
My dad has a painting titled, "When the Indians Discover Lewis and Clark." He has been unable to find this in any books or other references. Does anyone know anything about this painting and possible worth? I know nothing about paintings, so if you have any questions please email me and I will try to find out the answers. Thanks for any info.
Discussion Board for Charles RussellDennis
I have a large bronze of a mounted cowboy riding beside a long horn steer. The plate on the marble base says, "C.M. Russell Texas Steer". However, it is signed below the steer by Frederick Remington. It is a numbered limited addition piece. Does anyone have any information about this bronze?
I have a signed CM Russell with skull bronze of a mountain man on a rearing horse and a cougar in attack mode. I have been told that it was done by an artist named Elie Hazak made in 1970's and signed it CM Russell with the skull. I have tried to verify this via the net with no luck . Can anyone help?
I also have a signed Russell bronze of a cowboy herding 2 longhorn steers. Is this a real Russell??
Russell BronzeHarry Atkins
Is there a list or does anyone know, which bronzes have been recast..I have a seated Indian sculpture smoking or offering smoke to a Buffalo skull..I Imagine it is to cause the the Buffalo's return,,NO foundry mark that I can see, it is a was cast bronze (not cold cast)..Thanks
charles russellkelvin forrest
I have a print of a cowboy pointing to a billygoat with a saddle. On a cowboy hat under back left leg of goat it says I rode him. CR with skull. It says on bottom from the brush of CM Russell The famous cowboy Artist no.214 Great Falls Montana Compliments of B.P.O.E. I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks Kelvin
I have a signed Russell from 1904. It is approx 24 x 24. Indians attacking wagons below in a valley. Indians are firing rifles. I looked with magnifying glass to find dot patterns, but does not appear to have them. Does anyone have info on this piece?
First American PrinterYusen Ship
Original C.M. Russell pen and ink version of one of Russell's favorite subjects, the Native American Indian, beautifully detailed, signed, buffalo skull under signature. Originated in Helena Montana, given to a friend by C.M. Russell. Anyone have information about this piece?
These paintings are wonderful and i think that it is intereating to see such art.
Charles Russell Bronze Texas Steer InquiryL. Newman
I purchased a bronze sculpture of what I have come to learn is titled "Texas Steer". it is on a marble base. It has CMR initials with a skull on the bronze base of the sculpture. There are no other markings that I can find. Can anyone give me ANY info on this piece. Thank you for your help!
Russell AppraisalTimothy Gordon Appraisal
I am an appraiser in Montana who is an expert with paintings by Russell and others. I receive upwards of 50 inquiries per year regqarding Russell "paintings", which turn out to be prints. One quick way to tell, is to use a magnifying glass and look for dot patterns. The best of his prints, value wise are Ridgley Calendar Co. printed. Ridgley was a freind of Russells and these are earliest.
Charles M. RussellM. Hicks
Looking for informaiton about Russell's watercolor painting, "Invocation to the Sun" as seen in the magazine archives dated 1981. Does anyone know the whereabouts of this painting, museum, etc? Also it is inscribed to Jeanette Kunst. Is she a relative? Thank you for your comments.
Charles M RussellDonna Schlumbaum
I have what is believed to be an original..Charles M Russell..Roping a Steer..
it is ink on a sueded fabric signed and dated 1904 with his usual steer skull..it measures29x24..appears to have used what is or was used to be known as china white to color in the steer and cowboys...
My step mother is Charles Russells third cousin...does anyone have any idea how I can get this appraised for its value...we have several prints..but this was a real find! In an antique shop that I frequent...
charlie m russell
JOHNETTE RILEY (05/18/2004)
I have a sketch or drawing done in ink by CMR attached to the back is a letter that Lilian, his neighbor, wrote explaining he drew this for her and how she was born in the square but she is giving the sketch to a man Gary or Garg. It is from 1900, it is not all that big, but if you look close it is a self portrait CMR is on the horse. I'm interested in a value and more info if possible, thank you so much!!!!
Where Guns Were Their Passports
Matt Griebel (08/09/2003)
I have a 24x36 cavas oil painting Where Guns Were Their Passports. I would like any kind of information on it. When it was painted, has anyone seen a color print of it,is it in a museum. I have seen only 2 pictures of it 1 is a pencil scetch in a 1927 complete works of Charles Russell, and in McCaklins The Charles Russell book 1957? HELP
Charles Marion Russell
Chris Biniaris (12/11/2002)
I have a signed C M Russell bronze bust of a native American, Silent Thunder is on the galery description label
aprox. 8" tall, with a wonderful deep honey brown color patina, on a marble base. I do not know if it is original or repro since it was a gift not purchased by me. Can anyone help me authenticate this bronze.
Bronze- The spirit of Winter
Helaine Camacho (11/23/2002)
I have hunted the internet and all book stores for information on this piece. I have a recast from 1940 of "The spirit of Winter" The size matches up with the article in one book but the weight is 30lbs instead of 11lbs as stated in the book. The bronze is signed CmRussell witht the skull embossed on the piece. If anyone has ANY information on this piece please contact me at HelaineNJ@aol.com Thanks,Helaine
Stan Van Etten (09/05/2002)
I have what I believe to be an old Russell Bronze. Height 11-1/4 inches, 5X8-7/8 inches, Signed CM Russell (skull) too. It also has a very small RBW for the bronze works stamp initials in the very front, very bottom, very small, also very bottom very back too.
The bronze is Will Rogers and is number 43 pictured on page 78 in the book Charles M. Russell by Frederic G. Renner.
I bought it many years ago for $1,495.00 at a very reputable gallery.
I would like to know, is this the real deal?
What is it really worth today?
Stan Van Etten
V. Wolcott (03/26/2002)
Have three works of art
by c.m.russell all signed. One signed by
Nancy Russell indicating
it was a Christmas Card.
Karen Hudson (03/02/2002)
I have a canvas reproduction of a CM Russell painting entitled the "Mad Cow" dated 1907. I would like to know where I can find the story behind the painting and also the value of the reproduction.
Loops and Swift Horses Are Surer Than Lead
I was recently given a print of this painting. I would like to know where I can find the story about this. My Great Grandfathe is supposedly one of the cowboys in the portrait. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The Herd Quitter
Carol Boe (01/25/2002)
I know nothing about art.
Don't know if Print or Painting. Signed in bottom left corner CM Russell with buffalo skull. Framed with sealed in back. Any clues.
C.M. Russell dated 1909
Recently was given a painting on canvas signed CM Russell dated 1909.
Titled: When Horse Flesh Comes High. Would like to know more about this painting.
Have a C.M.Russell dated 1925
I am trying to find out about a print I have of a night time cattledrive scene around a campfire, if anyone has an idea on the title or value ,let me know.It is framed and matted and I dont want to take it out without damaging it .The glass is already broken.
I have 4 - 13 1/2 X 9 3/4 C.M. Russell prints. And I haven't seen these paintings posted anywhere. 1915 - Meat's Not Meat Til It's In the Pan. 1911? - A Strenuous Life. 1913 - Innocent Allies. 1909 - In Without Knocking. We're these limited editions?
'A Disputed Trail'
This masterpiece just sold to William I. Koch, and will be on loan (with 8 other top artworks) to the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana through Feb 24,2002.
C. M. Russell painting
I have something signed C. M. Russell. I do not know if it is a painting or a print. All I know on the back says Indian Trek and that it is on wood. It also has a date of 1896. I do not believe it is an original but would like to find out more about it.
I am trying to locate the original of this Russell painting and the date of creation. Thanks
C.M. RUSSELL PAINTING
I HAVE A PAINTING 9.5 X 13.5 BY C.M. RUSSELL IT IS DATED 1914. I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT IF ANYONE KNOWS THE NAME OF THIS PAINTING. I FOUND A RUSSELL POSTER THAT IS CALLED "MEATS NOT MEAT TIL ITS IN THE PAN" THAT LOOKS LIKE MY PAINTING BUT, I ALSO HAVE A BEAR STANDING UP LOOKING AT THE COWBOY, LIKE HE ALSO WANTS THE LONGHORN SHEEP THAT THE COWBOY SHOT. THE SAME COWBOY IS ALSO IN THE PAINTING "THE PRICE OF HIS HIDE" HE IS WEARING A RED PLAID COAT. DOES ANYONE KNOW THE NAME OF THIS PAINTING?
E. A. Lowe (07/17/2001)
I have recently came upon a color print entitled "In The Wake of the Buffalo Runners". I am unable to find this picture in the gallery. Can anyone advise value.
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO GEORGE FARR WAS??
small bronze bust
cliff dickerson (06/13/2001)
Looking for info on a small bronze bust,bank.
It is of c. russell, on the back it says central bank of montana. On the side it says c. dennis 1962. I talked to a lady in montana at the bank who said this was a promotional item for the best customers of the bank, and it was a very limited production item.
It is about 7 inches tall
4 inches wide, 3 inches deep, with a locking mechanism on the bottom to put money in. any info
will be greatly appreciatd. thanks Cliff.
Photo of Charles M Russell
Looking for information on a photo of Charles M. Russell, playing checkers with himself,titled "Playing the Game of Life with Self". Thanks
Where is this painting?
Wayne Tyson (03/09/2001)
"Indian Maid at [the]Stockade" is one name that has been used.
The Montana museum was unable to help.
Any suggestions or leads will be welcome.