Prospector Lighting Pipe – Charlie M. Russell (1864-1926)

$ 48,000

by Charles M. Russell

water color drawing

8″ x 11″

Framed: 20″ x 22″

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SKU: CMR1002S Category:


#CR.PC.245 & #CR.NE.781

Water Color Drawing – From a Private Montana Collection

This unique piece of art by Charles Marion Russell is believed to be from approximately 1895. Done in pencil and sepia-toned watercolor wash, with just a bit of yellow in the prospector’s cartridge belt, one can clearly see Russell’s ability to tell a story even with just a few brushstrokes. Signed C.M. Russell with the buffalo sketch just visible bottom left. Adding to the unique nature of this piece is a second uncompleted painting on the reverse of the paper depicting a native woman and child on horseback with travois poles, done largely in pencil. Both paintings have been assigned a unique number in the Catalog Raisonné by the University of Oklahoma.

The image size is 8″ x 11″, framed size is 20″ x 22″.  

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