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Lot 84

Charles Marion Russell (1864 - 1926) Indian Women Moving Camp, 1894

Estimate: $225,000 - $275,000

Bid Increments

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$0 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Charles Marion Russell (1864 - 1926)
Indian Women Moving Camp, 1894
watercolor on paper
22.25 x 33.5 inches
28 x 41.5 inches (frame)
Signed Lower Left: CMRussell with Buffalo Cipher '94

Private Collection, Dallas, Texas

Ginger Renner wrote of this and a second work, “A short vacation trip to London resulted in the acquisition of these companion watercolors. Quite likely they were purchased from the artist by one of the many Englishmen who came into Southern Alberta and Northern Montana toward the end of the 19th century, lured by the prospect of ranching investments. The watercolors had been in England eighty years when found, rather by accident, in Sotheby’s auction house in Belgravia. These two watercolors are among the largest ever painted by Russell.”

Recorded in the C.M. Russell Catalogue Raisonné as reference number C.R.RNR.10

Charles M. Russell, The Frederic G. Renner Collection: Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, April 11 - June 7, 1981
C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana, June 15 - September 10, 1981
The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, October 3 - December 6, 1981 

Exhibition catalog, Charles M. Russell, The Frederic G. Renner Collection (Phoenix, Arizona: Phoenix Art Museum, 1981), page 47, illustrate


The painting appears to be in very good condition. The paper is stable commensurate with age, and there is some toning and slight fading visible overall. There is some spotting in the sky at the top and a small amount in the bottom left of the painting some of which shows visibly as white but all of which fluoresce under UV examination.