Lot 65

C.M. Russell (1864-1926) Covered Wagon Bronze

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
Featured in this lot is this bronze sculpture called "Covered Wagon," by C.M. Russell born in 1864 and died in 1926. Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926) also known as C. M. Russell, Charlie Russell, and "Kid" Russell; was an artist of the Old American West. Russell created more than 2,000 paintings of cowboys, Indians, and landscapes set in the Western United States and in Alberta, Canada, in addition to bronze sculptures. Known as 'the cowboy artist,' Russell was also a storyteller and author. The C. M. Russell Museum Complex located in Great Falls, Montana, houses more than 2,000 Russell artworks, personal objects, and artifacts. Other major collections are held at the Montana Historical Society in Helena, Montana, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Sid Richardson Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Russell's mural titled Lewis and Clark Meeting the Flathead Indians hangs in the state capitol building in Helena, Montana. Russell's 1918 painting Piegans sold for $5.6 million at a 2005 auction. The bronze features a man riding in front of a covered wagon with a elk draped on the back of one of the horses pulling the covered wagon. C.M. Russell's signature can be seen next to his etched symbol on the base of the bronze. The condition of this bronze is good with no obvious signs of damage and in good overall condition. The measurements of this bronze are 14" x 38 1/2" x 12 1/2". A similar example of this specific bronze sold for $3,750 in 2017 at Dan Morphy Auctions.