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Catalog Number X1955.01.01
Title LAUGH KILLS LONESOME
Object Name Painting
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-18 W-30 inches
Medium Oil on canvas
Date 1925
Notes Painted one year before his death, this is one of only two nocturnal paintings in the Society's Russell collection. It is also the most unabashedly nostalgic. Beleaguered by ill health and living in a twentieth-century West that continued to change in ways not to his liking, Russell increasingly dwelt in the past. No painting better illustrates his mourning of a lost time and place - the frontier he had loved when he first arrived in Montana.
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