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Catalog Number X1957.01.01
Object Name Painting
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-10.5 W-15 inches
Medium Watercolor/Paper
Date 1903
Notes This painting portrays a group of warriors riding proudly and confidently on the Montana plains. Russell has begun to utilize opaque white in some areas-especially around the central rider and figure of the horse-to increase highlights and contrast shadow areas. He creates the feeling of perspective and depth by softening the figures in the background. With his great sense of light and contrast, he deftly captures the flowing and dignified movement of the traveling band of tribesmen.
Search Terms Native American
American Indian