Charles Marion Russell

1864-1926, Great Falls, MT

"The Last Laugh," modeled in 1916

Patinated bronze on marble base
Signed and dated in the casting: CM Russell [with artist's cipher] / © 1916 / B. Zoppo Foundry, N.Y [Benjamin Zoppo]
4" H x 7.25" W x 4.75" D

  • Provenance: The Estate of Edward Butterworth, Arcadia, CA
  • Literature: Rick Stewart, "Charles M. Russell: Sculptor" (Fort Worth, TX: Amon Carter Museum, 1994), 222, no. R-17.
  • Notes: Russell sculpted several works that featured a flat, dish-like form and were originally intended to serve as ashtrays.
  • Condition: Overall good condition with minor scuffs and darkening/oxidation to bronze commensurate with age. Marble with inherent surface-reaching fractures, inclusions, and abrasions. Adhesive felt pad to underside.

    With base: 4.75" H x 9" W x 6.75" D

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