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Charles Marion Russell

 (1864 - 1926)
Charles Marion Russell was active/lived in Montana, California, Missouri.  Charles Russell is known for Indian-frontier genre painting, sculpture.

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Artist Bulletins for Charles Marion Russell

167 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

2 bronze indian busts
carrol (04/27/2015)
I'm trying to find the value of my 1902 bronze amer. indian busts male and female marked cmr

Will Rogers Sculpture
Mike (04/26/2015)
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 paintings
Doreen Stroud (04/05/2015)
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 painting
Victoria P (04/05/2015)
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 Coach
Barbara Wynn (02/10/2015)
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 think
david potter (02/09/2015)
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 Hoss
david g (11/26/2014)
I think i have an original russell painting called bad hoss what information can you tell me about this painting? thanks David G

c russell
jeff redmond (05/24/2014)
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 Sun
Cindy K Allen (05/22/2014)
Do you know where the original of this painting is?

rather large bronze
Preston (04/26/2014)
any information will greatly appreciated.

Carol (04/13/2014)
Anyone have a good place to do research on Charles Russell paintings/prints?

preston (04/08/2014)
I can't find a foundry mark and would like to know more about this bronze.

cm russell bronze
Preston (04/03/2014)
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 (03/01/2014)
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 1922
Steve (02/16/2014)
I have a 1922 Russell Portfolio containing 6 Artist Proof sketches. The Portfolio is large and I can't find anything on it.

H.W. Latimer
Linda (01/27/2014)
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 River
Don Miester (09/16/2013)
I a small watercolor called Kicking Horse River signed just C Russell, no skull. Info?

Jerome Howard smith
Mike (08/27/2013)
Jerome Howard smith painted with Charlie . Does anybody have any info , or painting of his

Charles Marion Russell
Diana Dickhausen (08/12/2013)
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 rusell
charles peterson (07/12/2013)
charles m russell horse flesh when it comes high original painting...i need feedback on this painting

Oil Painting-Reprint
John Cooper (10/18/2011)
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 Russell
Deborah Morehead (10/08/2011)
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 Drawing
Robert E. Jewell (09/19/2011)
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 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? Sincerely Former Infantry Sgt. Robert E. Jewell

Elgie (09/04/2011)
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? Thank you

cm russell sculpture
hollis (09/04/2011)
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 painting
Sean (08/31/2011)
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 (06/27/2011)
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. Thanks!

Russell bronzes
Lindy (01/12/2011)
Has C.M. Russell ever done a non western theme bronze?

Charles Russell "Halfbreed Trader" plate
Lorna Weaver (09/17/2010)
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 Russell
Libby (05/07/2010)
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 (04/29/2010)
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 Boss
Patrice (03/19/2010)
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 (10/22/2009)
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. thank you, Diane Eyerly

cm russel and oz seltzer
chad (09/06/2009)
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.Adam
Troy Adams (08/30/2009)
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 Russell
Kathy (08/25/2009)
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 (06/09/2009)
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 $2,310.000

a pic i recently bought at a thrift store
maryjo (04/28/2009)
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 rifle
Kyle Sullivan (03/24/2009)
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 (03/19/2009)
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 Boss
Mary Morgan (03/10/2009)
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 sculpture
Dawn Ramsier (03/08/2009)
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 prints
judy matthews (02/14/2009)
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 (02/13/2009)
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 paintings
Dennis McGill (02/01/2009)
Did he sign with c russell. instead of c m russell also did he make any nude paintings?

The Wagon Boss
Gary (01/23/2009)
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 painting
johnny (01/02/2009)
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? Thanks

smokin up
Tamra (12/31/2008)
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 (12/26/2008)
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 (12/14/2008)
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 32
Darlene Sowul (11/20/2008)
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 Thanks darlene

charcoal of indian
anne (11/01/2008)
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 remmington
Amanda (10/29/2008)
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 painting
Carolyn Gray (10/09/2008)
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 Print
Julia (09/18/2008)
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 1908
PJ (09/03/2008)
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. Thank You.

Answers to some CMR questions
Liz (09/03/2008)
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 (08/30/2008)
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 Painting
LaVerne Scott (08/28/2008)
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 given
Sandy Steele (08/13/2008)
I have a 1973 sculpture, that I have been told is of Charles Russell. I am having trouble reading the info of the 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 bronze
Melissa Reaves-Wagner (08/11/2008)
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 bookends
Brian Mathis (07/26/2008)
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 1909
Deena (07/08/2008)
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 Russell
Julie (07/05/2008)
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 signature
Carolyne (05/25/2008)
Did the artist ever use only Russell for a signature?

Native American Art & Jewelry
Don (05/18/2008)
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 Board
Dale (03/24/2008)
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 boss
Jason Morgan (03/21/2008)
Does anyone know who has the original wagon boss painting? The painting is of my great great grandfather.

Bronze - two buffalo side by side
Tim Holland (03/17/2008)
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 (03/05/2008)
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 indian
brian (02/23/2008)
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 painting
Brenda (02/15/2008)
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 Russell
Jerry Lee Tyner (01/30/2008)
In the painting, "When mules Wear Diamonds", What is the cowboy holding in his hand?

russell bronze old?
Steve (01/25/2008)
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 picture
Patti (01/19/2008)
3 Indians on a mountain sitting on horses overlooking other rider 1 had a fur hat with horms

Charles Russell Print
Bonnie (01/19/2008)
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 Ruth
Gary Don Pemberton (01/13/2008)
your painting is called "Th Ambush" from 1894

C.M. Russell Print
Ruth Miller (12/20/2007)
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 Him
Ann Huie (12/15/2007)
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. Russell
Vicki (11/13/2007)
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, Vicki

"I Rode Him
Sylvia Macdonald (11/10/2007)
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 Herb Jackson Ray (or Reg)Jackson E.E. Maining 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. Sylvia Macdonald Kitimat, BC, Canada

Charles Russell painting
kathy baughman (11/06/2007)
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 (11/06/2007)
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? thanks

4 warriors dated 1896
jill (11/02/2007)
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.

SHARON ULRICH (10/24/2007)

The Wagon Boss
Mary Halvorson (10/22/2007)
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. Thanks, Mary

I found the name of the painting
Tracie Anderson (10/19/2007)
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 original
Tracie Anderson (10/19/2007)
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 pianting
Jackie (10/14/2007)
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 Klimpel
Joanne (09/30/2007)
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,

cm russell
Roger (09/12/2007)
I have a water color print by cm russell dated 1899. Its a profile of an indian head. But i can find it anywhere. Please help

russell bronze of will rogers
laurie (09/05/2007)
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? Laurie

russell watercolor letter to Geo. W. Farr
Lisa Pawling (08/25/2007)
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 painting
DEBI JUSTICE (08/16/2007)
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 Russell
Dallas Diamond (07/20/2007)
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 Boss
Shirlie Daniel (07/20/2007)
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, please
Carol Hartwig (07/18/2007)
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 drawing
Barry Woods (06/29/2007)
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 Drawing
Bobby Davis (06/27/2007)
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 authentication
kenneth klimpel (06/24/2007)
How can I tell if it is original or a repro?

Two of a Kind Charlie Russell
Nicole (06/04/2007)
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 Russell
Bobbie M (05/10/2007)
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 plate
Jerry (05/05/2007)
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? Thanks

How do you know original versus print
Judy White (04/22/2007)
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 paintings
carol sailors (03/03/2007)
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

Luis (02/08/2007)
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. Russell
Jon (01/27/2007)
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. Russell
Ed Dea (01/17/2007)
I know Charlie Russell had a Native American wife. What was her name?

when guns were passports
launa (01/05/2007)
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 signature
james allman (12/18/2006)
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 picture
lori buchanan (12/15/2006)
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.

DARLENE SOWUL (11/27/2006)

CM Russell- When Guns Were Passports
john mccallister (11/06/2006)
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 Rope
Tamesha (11/05/2006)
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 Boss
Maggie (11/05/2006)
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. Thanks Maggie

Russell Bronze
Piper (10/24/2006)
Can any one tell me about a Russell Bronze stagecoach with the name "Six Reins" ?

Loops & Swift horses
alison benitz (10/20/2006)
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 calendar
dan king (10/01/2006)
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 (09/24/2006)
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 painting
Phyllis (09/19/2006)
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, 1913
Star (09/14/2006)
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 cougar
Paul Mc (08/10/2006)
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 Question
Charles Holloway (08/08/2006)
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 bank
Tanya (07/28/2006)
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!!

cr bronze
Inis (07/23/2006)
I have a small bronze of an Indian on horseback being charged by a buffalo. Does anyone know anything about this?

Russell Bronze ID
Jon (07/20/2006)
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.

Russell Bronze
Edwynne (07/12/2006)
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 (05/29/2006)
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. Russell
Raymond Tafoya (05/23/2006)
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

parent's names
Sandy (04/25/2006)
what are the names of Charles M. Russell's parents?

Russell Painting
Bill Hayes (04/21/2006)
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 date
nancy Platt (04/13/2006)
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 painting
Barrett Alley (04/04/2006)
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 painting
Rebecca Tate (03/29/2006)
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 Russell
Dennis (02/23/2006)
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?

Russell bronzes
Sharon (02/08/2006)
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?? Thanks

Russell Bronze
Harry Atkins (01/25/2006)
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 russell
kelvin forrest (01/07/2006)
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

kelvin (01/07/2006)
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 Printer
Yusen Ship (12/28/2005)
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?

Stephanie (12/12/2005)
These paintings are wonderful and i think that it is intereating to see such art.

Charles Russell Bronze Texas Steer Inquiry
L. Newman (10/21/2005)
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 Appraisal
Timothy Gordon Appraisal (02/23/2005)
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. Russell
M. Hicks (10/11/2004)
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 Russell
Donna Schlumbaum (07/01/2004)
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 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 Thanks,Helaine

Russell Bronze
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? Thanks Stan Van Etten

Charles Russell
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. V. Wolcott

canvas reproduction
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
Gafford (02/10/2002)
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
DawnLJM (12/05/2001)
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
kowens (11/04/2001)
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.

C.M. Russell
Karen (09/10/2001)
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'
AskART (09/07/2001)
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
cathy (09/05/2001)
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.

Riding Line
Margaret (09/05/2001)
I am trying to locate the original of this Russell painting and the date of creation. Thanks

C.B. (08/20/2001)

Unknown Print
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.

KAREN (06/29/2001)

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
Judy (05/09/2001)
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. Thanks, WT

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