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Smoking Up / Charles Marion Russell

Curatorial Remarks

This is the only sculpture for which Charles Russell sold the rights of reproduction. None of them were cast under his supervision. This bronze was probably cast posthumously (note the brace on the horse's left foot), but certainly before 1944, when Gilcrease purchased it from Philip G. Cole. The base was cast separately from the figure.

Information given by Ann Boulton Young, Associate Conservator for the Gilcrease Museum, 2018

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Title(s): 
Smoking Up; Smoking It Up
Creator(s): 
Charles Marion Russell;
Roman Bronze Works;
Dr. Philip G. Cole Collection
Culture: 
American
Date: 
modeled 1903; lost-wax cast before 1944
Materials/Techniques: 
lost-wax cast in bronze
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955
Accession No: 
0837.29
Previous Number(s): 
12440
Department: 
Signed with colophon, "C. M. Russell" [Trademark buffalo skull]; Marked, "Roman Bronze Works N-Y-".
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