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Catalog Number 1981.64.01
Title SCOUTING PARTY, THE
Object Name Painting
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-11.125 W-18.25 inches
Medium Watercolor/Paper
Date c. 1897
Notes This watercolor shows two Indians atop a formation of flat stones. One scours the vast horizon, perhaps searching for signs of game to hunt, while his partner sits placidly holding a pipe. Here Russell again utilizes the "pure" transparent watercolor, but with a hint of opaque white for highlights. Far below in the distance, Russell has left an unfinished, ghostly pencil sketch of a group of indiscernible figures. They appear to be coming toward the watchers. Are they part of the tribe? Are they game animals? It is left unclear by the artist.
Search Terms Hunting
American Indian
Native American
Watercolor
Art