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Who is James Kenneth Ralston?
J.K. Ralston (American 1896-1987) was an accomplished painter of the Old American West who was born in Choteau, Montana in 1896, the 19th Century. Ralston's works are on display at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the Western Heritage Center, the Montana Historical Society and the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Museum.
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JAMES KENNETH RALSTON (1896 - 1987): COWBOY

Lot 292: JAMES KENNETH RALSTON (1896 - 1987): COWBOY

Auction Date: Oct 14, 2021

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: oil on canvas; signed and dated 192[?] lower right; titled to gallery label; Provenance: Estate of Dewitt McCall; Condition: wax-lined; 9 x 13 inches; 16 x 19 3/4 inches frame...

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Auction House: Abell Auction

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JK Ralston (1896-1987) Original Women of the West

Lot 134: JK Ralston (1896-1987) Original Women of the West

Auction Date: Jul 13, 2019

Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000

Description: This is an original and scarce James Kenneth Ralston oil on stretched canvas titled, ?Women of the West? and dated 1973. J.K. Ralston (American 1896-1987) was an accomplished painter of the Old American West who was born in Choteau, Montana in 1896, the 19th Century. Ralston?s works are on display at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the Western Heritage Center, the Montana Historical Society and the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Museum. The work of art, which is in a nice medium to larger size, shows a group of Montana Native American Indians (possibly Crow, Flathead, Sioux, Blackfoot, or Gros Ventre) all being women traveling across a Montana valley with a Mountain Range in the background. The main character of the painting is a woman in full dress on horseback with drag poles and wearing a papoose cradle board. Also shown in the painting are multiple wolf-dogs (wolfdogs) with drag poles on their backs. The painting is signed in the lower right, ?JK RALSTON ? 73? and is handwritten on the back ?WOMEN OF THE WEST?. Very few original paintings have been offered for sale and one example was shown on the Antiques Roadshow and appraised at a value of $15,000 by Alan Fausel of Bonhams, New York (this example shows the same size, and coloring with our example having better subject matter). The piece shows good coloring and overall good condition with some wear (beneath the central figures hoof is some chipping and, in the sky, also shows some flaking, but can be repaired). The work of art canvas measures 26? by 18?. The frame is 30.25? by 22.25?. The horse also shows some chipping as shown....

Location: Bozeman, MT, US

Auction House: North American Auction Company

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Return of the War Party by James Ralston

Lot 75: Return of the War Party by James Ralston

Auction Date: Sep 14, 2018

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

Description: James Ralston (1896-1987), oil on canvas, 48 x 72, signed lower right...

Location: Jackson, WY, US

Auction House: Jackson Hole Art Auction

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River Fort by James Ralston

Lot 76: River Fort by James Ralston

Auction Date: Sep 14, 2018

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

Description: James Ralston (1896-1987), oil on canvas, 48 x 72, signed lower right...

Location: Jackson, WY, US

Auction House: Jackson Hole Art Auction

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Goin' to Town by James Ralston

Lot 77: Goin' to Town by James Ralston

Auction Date: Sep 14, 2018

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: James Ralston (1896-1987), oil on canvas, 48 x 72, signed lower left...

Location: Jackson, WY, US

Auction House: Jackson Hole Art Auction

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The Attack by James Ralston

Lot 78: The Attack by James Ralston

Auction Date: Sep 14, 2018

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

Description: James Ralston (1896-1987), oil on canvas, 48 x 80, signed lower left...

Location: Jackson, WY, US

Auction House: Jackson Hole Art Auction

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James K. Ralston, bronze

Lot 626: James K. Ralston, bronze

Auction Date: Mar 17, 2018

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: James K. Ralston (1896-1987) Brother Frank Topping off the Broomtail 13 ¼" x 7 ¼" x 4" bronze Inscribed: J.K. Ralston, © 12/100, Stamped BB $2,000-3,000...

Location: Great Falls, MT, US

Auction House: March In Montana

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Ralston, J.K. (1896-1987) "The Boasters"

Lot 84: Ralston, J.K. (1896-1987) "The Boasters"

Auction Date: Jan 19, 2018

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

Description: Ralston, J.K. (1896-1987) "The Boasters"...

Location: Scottsdale, AZ, US

Auction House: Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC

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Ralston, J.K. (1896-1987) "Cowboy and Rabbit"

Lot 85: Ralston, J.K. (1896-1987) "Cowboy and Rabbit"

Auction Date: Jan 19, 2018

Estimate: $200 - $400

Description: Ralston, J.K. (1896-1987) "Cowboy and Rabbit"...

Location: Scottsdale, AZ, US

Auction House: Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC

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Ralston, J.K. (1896-1987) "Fur Company's Men"

Lot 83: Ralston, J.K. (1896-1987) "Fur Company's Men"

Auction Date: Jan 19, 2018

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: Ralston, J.K. (1896-1987) "Fur Company's Men"...

Location: Scottsdale, AZ, US

Auction House: Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC

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James Kenneth Ralston (1896-1987)

Lot 569: James Kenneth Ralston (1896-1987)

Auction Date: Nov 08, 2015

Estimate: $400 - $800

Description: Ca.1960s, Large and unique signed original pen and pastel depicting a cowboy and his mount taking a break. 20" x 13" (31-1/4" x 24-1/4" framed)...

Location: Mesa, AZ, US

Auction House: Allard Auctions

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JAMES KENNETH RALSTON (1896-1987) Captain Clark on the Yellowstone oil on canvas signed lower right J. K. Ralston 66 11"...

Lot 306: JAMES KENNETH RALSTON (1896-1987) Captain Clark on the Yellowstone oil on canvas signed lower right J. K. Ralston 66 11"...

Auction Date: Apr 11, 2015

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: JAMES KENNETH RALSTON (1896-1987)
Captain Clark on the Yellowstone
oil on canvas
signed lower right J. K. Ralston 66
11" x 14"
...

Location: Windsor, CT, US

Auction House: Nadeau's Auction Gallery

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Chromolithograph of Custer's Last Stand by J.K. Ralston,

Lot 981: Chromolithograph of Custer's Last Stand by J.K. Ralston,

Auction Date: Aug 28, 2009

Estimate: $100 - $200

Description: 14" x 20", with printed title Call of the Bugle. Matted and framed, 23.75" x 32.5". J.K. Ralston (1896-1987), noted American painter and illustrator best known for his genre scenes and depictions of the historic west. A dramatic portrayal of Custer and the 7th U.S. Cavalry fighting the Native American Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyenne at the Battle of Little Big Horn....

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Auction House: Cowan's Auctions

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Ralston, James Kenneth

Lot 135: Ralston, James Kenneth

Auction Date: Feb 11, 2006

Estimate: $500 - $800

Description: Ralston, James Kenneth Montana (1896-1987) THREE WORKS: BISON FAMILY bronze with dark brown patina, on wood base signed: on base H8" W11" D4", H8" W10" D3", and H5" W6" D2 1/2" *Artist biography: James Kenneth Ralston was born in Choteau, Montana, on March 31, 1896. His paternal grandparents left Independence, Missouri, by ox team for the gold camps of Colorado in 1859. His father was the first child born to Samuel F. and Mary Gregg Ralston. In 1863, they headed for Idaho and in 1864, moved to the Alder Gulch area in the Montana Territory. In the spring of 1878, his father, Will Ralston, moved the Ralston cattle to the Teton River near Choteau, Montana. In 1885, Will Ralston married Ellen Mathewson, and they had five children; James Kenneth Ralston was the fifth child. In 1903, Will Ralston took over as the general manager of the Flying U Ranch near Choteau, Montana. They moved to Helena, where James Kenneth Ralston received his first formal art instruction. In 1905, his father was engaged by B. H. Tatum of Helena to put together a cow outfit. In 1906, the family moved from Helena to the Capital P Ranch just south of the Missouri River across from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. In 1917, he went to Chicago and enrolled at the Chicago Art Institute for a brief three-month period. Upon entering the U. S. Army the following spring, he served with the 62nd Infantry, Eighth Division. In the fall of 1920, he returned to Chicago and entered the Chicago Art Institute again. After his marriage in 1923 to his wife,Willo, they went to the Pacific coast, where for seven years he worked as a commercial artist doing illustrations for books, newspapers, and advertising agencies. They came back to Montana in 1930 to take over his father's ranch, the Roman E, near Culbertson, but the Depression and drought made them leave in 1935. They decided on Billings for his studio, and that began his vocation as a professional artist. His work is in the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri, the Custer Battlefield National Monument, and the Montana Historical Society in Helena, Montana. His murals adorn many fine retail and professional locations throughout the country. James Kenneth Ralston died in 1987....

Location: Columbia, SC, US

Auction House: Charlton Hall

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