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Catalog Number X1963.04.01
Title WALKING GRIZZLY
Object Name Sculpture
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-2.5 W-2.25 D-4 inches
Medium Bronze
Model Date The date of the original model by Charles M. Russell is unknown.
Foundry This bronze was cast by Harold McCracken in 1963.
Notes Although 'Walking Grizzly' is diminutive in size-no more than two and a half inches high-it is a true-to-form figure of a powerful grizzly bear. Russell regularly used these small pieces in his work, sometimes as models for light and shadow for his paintings. Often they were given freely as gifts to friends. These small pieces were never intended to be cast into bronze, but demand for the artist's work drove the market, and posthumous castings are prized by collectors.
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