Sculptor - Charles M. Russell

Title - Grizzly Bear

Lost Wax Cast Bronze 
Cast number 6 of 15 casts 
 
6 3/4" height by 5 1/2" length 
(17.3 cm by 14 cm)

This sculpture has been Sold

This bronze of a Grizzly Bear standing on his hind legs is taken from Charles Russell's well known sculpture titled "The Bluffers" which shows a Grizzly Bear confronting a Bison. Both are on the defensive and posed to attack or retreat as each animal shows its ferocity in a bluff before coming to an actual combat.

The Grizzly Bear is a tough adversary as is the Bison, and Russell modeled them with his talent of capturing Western wildlife with an accurate eye. The original model was created in 1924 and a few were cast during the 1920s. This bronze of just the Grizzly Bear alone was done later in a small edition of only 15 casts and this is cast number 6.

The Montana Historical Society and the C.M. Russell Museum produced a few series of limited edition Russell bronzes in the 1950s and 1960s and this Grizzly Bear is most likely from one of those series. It is a good lost wax cast with a dark brown patina and it is signed on the base C M Russell with the cow skull and the cast number 6/15.

A very nice Russell model that works well on its own of a Grizzly Bear which was one of Russell's favorite animals. This bronze is reasonably priced since it is an authorized reproduction done after Russell's death. 

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