Lot 149

Bob Scriver (Montana, 1914-1999) N-N Steer Bronze

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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The lot features an original work of art bronze sculpture by renowned Montana artist, Robert (Bob) Scriver titled, "On Big Dry Creek" or "N-N Longhorn Steer". In the 1880-1890's there was a ranch on Big Dry Creek, Montana (now Fort Peck, MT) that Charles M. Russell was acquainted with. He painted a couple of Cowboys chasing a N-N Steer in 1904. This piece is modeled after that iconic piece. Robert Scriver (1914-1999) was born in Browning, Montana in 1914 at the heart of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation near Glacier National Park. Scriver began sculpting using taxidermy to learn his craft of making wildlife bronzes. By 1962 he became a charter member of the Society of Animal Artists, had been accepted into the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America, listed in Who’s Who in American Art, a member of the National Sculpture Society, and the National Academy of Western Art. This is a lost wax bronze casting and shows a walnut base. The piece is signed and titled in the bronze “On Big Dry Creek”, “C (Copyright) Bob Scriver 1993” and limited edition number of 93/100. The sculpture measures overall 11 5/8"H x 12.5"W x 6.5"D. Bob Scriver bronzes have been valued at over $30,000-$50,000. He is believed to be "The Cowboy’s National Sculptor" and one of the finest Montana bronze artists of the 20th century. The condition of this bronze is good with no obvious signs of damage or wear to this magnificent art piece.
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