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Catalog Number 1980.65.09
Title WILL ROGERS
Object Name Sculpture
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-11 W-5.25 D-9.75 inches
Medium Bronze
Model Date The original plaster sculpture was modeled by Charles M. Russell in 1926.
Foundry This bronze was cast by Weston Foundry in 1963.
Date 1963 (cast)
Notes Will Rogers and Charlie Russell were mutual admirers of each other's talents. They likely first met in New York, and they hit it off from the start. Rogers, a trick roper, vaudeville actor, and humorist, would become an American icon, and Russell would become "The Great Cowboy Painter."

Russell immortalized his friend in bronze. It portrays the famous entertainer as a young man on horseback. In the original model, the horse bears a Wine Glass brand on its flank.
Search Terms Cowboy
Brand
Will Rogers
Sculpture
Art