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VERSO
Label, Hammer Galleries, New York, NY
Label, Desert-Southwest Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
Typewritten label, “An Original P & I sketch by C. M. Russell. Long George Francis telling [illegible] to the cowboys. Long George Francis was an authentic person in the early days of the West. He was quite a story teller and stood about six foot six. He lived up around Havre, Mont. and Charlie knew him well.”

Long George Francis is recorded in the C. M. Russell Catalogue Raisonné as reference number CR.DR.381.

PROVENANCE
Hammer Galleries, New York, NY
Desert-Southwest Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
The Estate of Harry Jackson, Cody, WY

LITERATURE
“At the Grave of ‘Long George’...” Montana Newspaper Assoc. Inserts (January 10, 1921), illustrated line engraving

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