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Catalog Number X1954.01.02
Title INSIDE THE LODGE
Object Name Painting
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-13.25 W-15 inches
Medium Watercolor/Paper
Date 1893
Notes 'Inside the Lodge' is a domestic scene of a young boy playing with a small bow and arrow that will lead him to manhood, while his mother looks on approvingly. Russell excels in the use of transparent watercolor, conveying the story of this family with exquisite skill. In this piece, Russell's pencil lines are clearly visible beneath the transparent colors. Russell often showed Indian women in scenes that differed from his other, roiling, action-packed portrayals. He would create tranquil, intimate scenes by placing women in quiet tipi interiors undertaking the domestic roles of caring for children and husbands.
Search Terms Native American
American Indian
Child
Watercolor
Art