Charles M. Russell
(1864–1926)Cowboy on a Bronco
watercolor on paper
13 × 20.5 inches
signed and dated lower leftCowboy on a Bronco
is recorded in the C. M. Russell Catalogue Raisonné
as reference number CR.PC.72.
According to Russell historian Frederic G. Renner, “Men who made a specialty of riding outlaw horses had a language all their own. Such cowboys were bronc busters, twisters, peelers, or bronc stompers, men who scorned to pull leather as their horse bucked, crawfished, came apart, jackknifed, pitched, rainbowed, sunfished, or tried to chin the moon.”
Katherine Bradford, Hamilton, Massachusetts
Present owner, by descent
How the West Was Won, Wildenstein & Co., New York, New York, 1968
Bradford Brinton Memorial Museum, Big Horn, Wyoming, 2011View more information
Viewed out of frame. Paper, mounted to a piece of mat board, is in excellent condition. Faint mat burns along right side of paper and along bottom edge.