Reproduction by Brown & Bigelow of the original painting by Charles M. Russell "Sage Brush sport", published in the 1930s by Dick Jones Picture Company, Huntington Park, California (Jones was a friend of Russell's in the early 1900s). Excellent state of conservation of the colors thanks to careful storage for several decades. Slight crease mark above the head of the rider on the right. Has never been framed.
Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926) is, along with Frederic Remington, one of the greatest painters of the American West. He painted over 2,000 paintings depicting cowboys, Indians and late 19th century Wild West landscapes. Settled very early in Montana, he was a real "cowboy" and was an adopted brother of the Blackfoot tribe. His oils, watercolors and bronzes reflect an intimate knowledge of his subjects.