|Title||COWPUNCHERS WERE CARELESS, HOMELESS, HARD-DRINKING MEN|
|Artist||Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)|
|Dimensions||H-11.75 W-17.5 inches|
|Medium||Pen and Ink|
This sketch was one of seven pen-and-ink sketches Russell drew to accompany a collection of stories he was in the process of compiling at the time of his death. Nancy finished the project and the resulting publication, 'Trails Plowed Under: Stories of the Old West', was published by Doubleday, Page & Co. in 1927.
Depicts several cowboys riding away in a flurry of playing cards and bottles. The cowboy in foreground has pistol drawn straight up in the air, his hat to one side. Small log building, "Square Deal Dans" (in pencil but not inked in) stands in background.
Trails Plowed Under