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Counting Coup / Charles Marion Russell

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According to Rick Stewart in his book "Charles M. Russell Sculptor" page151 this bronze was cast from the 1905 model after it had been restored or reworked in 1925. He cites a letter of Dec. 1927. The fact that a date of 1907 is inscribed into the base along with the signature (these were inscribed directly into the wax model before it was cast) would seem rather to indicate a casting date of 1907, however, this bronze is one of the reworked version supposedly made in 1925. Rather confusing and needs more research. It was cast in two sections and riveted together.Information given by Ann Boulton Young, Associate Conservator for the Gilcrease Museum, 2018 and 2022

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Title(s): 
Counting Coup
Creator(s): 
Charles Marion Russell (Artist)
Roman Bronze Works (Foundry)
Dr. Philip G. Cole Collection (Collection)
Culture: 
American
Date: 
modeled 1905/1925; lost-wax cast circa 1927
Materials/Techniques: 
lost-wax cast in bronze
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955
Accession No: 
08.19
Previous Number(s): 
0837.19; 37473
Department: 
Signed with colophon, "CM Russell" [Trademark buffalo skull]; Marked, "Roman Bronze Works N-Y-".
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