Lot 131
  • 131

Frederic Remington

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • Frederic Remington
  • On the Way to the Platte
  • signed Frederic Remington - (lower left)
  • ink and wash on paperboard
  • 20 by 15 inches
  • (50.8 by 38.1 cm)
  • Executed circa 1890.

Provenance

Mr. & Mrs. Phillip R. Norton
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1955

Literature

John Bidwell, "The First Emigrant Train to California", Century Magazine, New York, November, 1890, p. 115, wood engraving illustrated
Peter Hassrick and Melissa Webster, Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Watercolors, and Drawings, Seattle, 1996, no. 1083, p. 337, wood engraving illustrated

Condition

Ink on paperboard. Recto: Work has a loss to the lower right corner, a hard crease to the lower left corner, losses to the margins from prior matting, light staining, and a few scattered dots of foxing. Verso: There is tape residue at extreme edges from prior hinging, water stains, annotations (not in the hand of the artist), and a stamp stating "ART DEPARTMENT / The CENTURY Co. / UNION SQUARE / New York City"
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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