MUSEUM    SHOPPING CART    CHECKOUT   CONTACT   
Categories
Art Prints
Bronze Sculptures
Jewelry•Accessories
Western Decor
Kitchen•Tabletop
Children's Corner
Books•Cards
Western Christmas
   
ARTISTS
Search

Advanced Search
Information
Out of Print Books
Corporate Gifts
Frequent Questions
Prints & Bronzes
Shipping & Payment
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
New Products [RSS]
Free Newsletter
Wholesale Info
Contact Us
 CAPT. WM. CLARK...   

Print (Capt. Wm. Clark...) 


Print on Canvas (Capt. Wm. Clark...) 


 
- by Charles M. Russell (1897)
The Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) stirred Russell's imagination like no other event in Montana's past and he returned to the subject many times both in color and black and white. Though this painting was originally called Lewis and Clark Meeting the Mandan Indians, the specific event Russell meant to depict remains unclear. Here, Clark steps forward with aloof dignity to shake hands with the Indian leader while Charbonneau, husband of Sacajawea, interprets and Clark's African-American servant, York, looks on. York played a significant role in one of the most notable explorations in history. As was traditional at the time, the figures appear stiffly conventionalized and the colors "kind of stout," to use Russell's own words, running to browns and greys. Nonetheless, this impressive, large-scale painting was a touchstone work in defining Russell's local reputation in the year he took up permanent residence in Great Falls.


Copyright © 2017 Sid Richardson Museum : Email Chris Gensheimer (Store Manager)
Site by Nu-Design : Email Nu-Design (Technical Support)