A Bad One by Charles M. Russell

Name: A Bad One | Artist: Charles M. Russell Media: Pencil, watercolor and gouache on paper | Year(s): 1912
Charles M. Russell | A Bad One | 1912 | Pencil, watercolor and gouache on paper | 19 3/4 inches x 28 5/8 inches

About the Work

Russell painted some pretty snaky broncs over the years. The one in this watercolor, despite its title, would appear to be an honest bucker which gave the buster a jolting ride without resorting to tricks. This painting is a model of simplicity and timelessness, with the plain sky and unfenced prairie setting off the solitary competition between horse and rider.