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Catalog Number X1952.01.37 a-b
Title AMERICAN CATTLE (BOOKEND SET)
Object Name Sculpture
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-5 W-8.25 D-4.5 inches
Medium Bronze
Model Date The original sculpture was modeled by Charles M. Russell, ca. 1913.
Foundry This bronze was cast by Roman Bronze Works, ca. 1913-1915.
Date 1913 (cast)-1915 (cast)
Notes These two identical bookends depict a buffalo bull forming a wallow. One of Russell's favorite subjects, the buffalo was repeatedly immortalized by the artist in clay, wax, and paint. Though the vast herds that had once filled the plains were gone by the time Russell first came to Montana, they held an abiding fascination for him.
Search Terms Bison
Bookend
Sculpture
Art