Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926)
Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926)

A Strenuous Matinee

Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926)
A Strenuous Matinee
signed with initials in monogram 'CMR' with artist's skull device (lower left)
ink, wash, gouache and pencil on paper
10 x 12 ¾ in. (25.4 x 32.4 cm.), image; 11 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. (28.2 x 35.9 cm.), overall
Executed circa 1904.
Charles J. Steedman, New York.
Private collection, Loveland, Colorado.
Christie’s, New York, 23 May 1990, lot 108b, sold by the above.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
C. Steedman, Bucking the Sagebrush, New York, 1904, opp. p. 58, illustrated.
K. Yost, F.G. Renner, A Bibliography of the Published Works of Charles M. Russell, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1971, p. 10.

Lot Essay

The present work has been assigned number CR.UNL.507 by the Charles M. Russell Catalogue Raisonné Committee.

This work was commissioned by Charles J. Steedman, the author of Bucking the Sage Brush, which was published in 1904 by G. Putnam & Sons.

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