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Catalog Number X1952.01.04
Title SURPRISE ATTACK, THE
Object Name Painting
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-13.75 W-18.5 inches
Medium Watercolor/Paper
Date 1898
Notes The event is seen through the eyes of the cowboys rather than of the attacking Indians; the latter are shown riding down upon them from a high hill. The cowboys are riding flat out, hell-bent for leather. Their horses are panicking. One of the cowboys has been shot out of his saddle and is being dragged with one boot caught in a stirrup. Russell leaves the viewer hanging. Will the cowboys escape with their lives?
Search Terms Cowboy
Watercolor
Art