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Catalog Number X1963.01.01
Title STAGE DRIVER, THE
Object Name Drawing
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-14.5 W-10.625 inches
Medium Pen and Ink/Paper
Date 1901
Notes In this drawing, Russell depicts a stage driver outfitted for winter travel in a heavy buffalo coat and gauntlet gloves. The extra-long lash of his whip-shown in use in the vignette-curls around his arm and trails to the ground. In spite of the more dramatic dangers posed by road agents or runaway horses-themes more typically portrayed by the Cowboy Artist-the most constant threats endured by stage drivers were those imposed by the elements: blazing heat in the summer; arctic temperatures in the winter; and rain, sleet, or snow any time of the year.
Search Terms Stagecoach
Western Types
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