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Catalog Number X1968.01.01
Title AMBUSH, THE
Object Name Painting
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-25.5 W-36.5 inches
Medium Oil on canvas
Date 1894
Notes Painted in 1894, the year after Russell left the range to become a full-time artist, 'The Ambush' provides an early example of one of his career-long hallmarks-the ability to captivate his viewers by suspending the action at a critical moment. While the title suggests the likely outcome, the viewer is nevertheless drawn into the painting, wondering exactly how the encounter will play out.
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