Signed lower left: C M Russell / Buffalo Skull device / 1898
Provenance: The Artist Private collection. Amarillo,TX By descent in the family Owings Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM Private collection, Wyoming By descent until the present
“Scouting For New Range” is an exceptionally fine example of a late 1890’s watercolor by Charles M. Russell. In the foreground of a sage scrub Montana landscape ride three finely rendered cowboys on horseback along with a pack horse. Three additional riders approach in the background. The principal figure, riding a bay horse with a blaze face is clad in classic period gear, wooly chaps, six shooter and holster, leather gauntlets, a brightly patterned red bandana and calmly holding a cigarette in his left hand. All are focused on the task at hand.
This work is in excellent state. A full condition report is available upon request.