- by Charles M. Russell (1900)
Russell painted other versions of "cowboy fun," but when it came to a tenderfoot dancing to the tune of a .45 he obviously took extra delight in the performance, which had the ring of an initiation rite--the West introducing itself to the East. Presumably, if the dude proves himself a good sport there will be slaps on the back and a round of drinks afterward. But no matter the outcome, the tenderfoot is the future and will one day displace his tormentors. If the old West chose to go out with a bang and a roar of laughter, Russell as its greatest eulogist was not about to shed tears over the discomfiture of a tenderfoot or two.
-17 5/8 in. x 12 3/8 in.