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Catalog Number X1963.22.01
Title HOG ON THE HILL
Object Name Sculpture
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-2.75 W-1.75 D-3.5 inches
Medium Bronze
Model Date The original wax sculpture was modeled by Charles M. Russell in 1924.
Foundry This bronze is number 6 of 15 casts by Richard Flood in 1962.
Date ca. 1963
Notes The original wax model of 'Hog on the Hill' was given by Russell to his friend George Fred "Hoghead" Tharp, a locomotive engineer for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Engraved on the underside of the base is "If Fred gets Bumped / Here is a Hog on the / Hill he can always / have." The inscription was copied from a handwritten note-now lost-that Russell attached to the original model. In railroad slang, "bumped" means to be deprived of one's position by another employee with higher seniority, and a "hog" is a locomotive.
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