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Frederic Remington

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Frederic Remington

Frederic Remington

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Frederic Remington

1861 - 1909

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signed FredericRemington. (lower right)

oil en grisaille on canvas

25 ½ by 24 inches

(64.8 by 61 cm)

Painted in 1902.

The canvas is wax-lined. There is minor frame abrasion along the extreme edges and there is scattered surface cracking throughout. The work appears to be slightly dirty. Under UV: there are a few scattered small spots of inpainting in the mountains and sky, and next to the central figure's proper right shoulder. There is inpainting to address frame abrasion. Select areas of the white pigments fluoresce but appear to be the artist's original work.


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The artist
Smith and Wesson, Bangor Punta Company, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1902 (commissioned from the above)
The Estate of Theodore J. Forstmann (sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 17, 2012, lot 38)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
Scribner's Magazine, August 1902, p. 57, illustrated
The Cosmopolitan, August 1902, n.p., illustrated
Peggy and Harold Samuels, Remington: The Complete Prints, New York, 1990, no. 78, p. 74, illustrated
Peter H. Hassrick and Melissa J. Webster, Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Watercolors, and Drawings, vol. II, Cody, Wyoming, 1996, no. 2682, p. 764, illustrated
Cody, Wyoming, Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Special Exhibition, Loans, and New Acquisitions, May-October 1970, no. 37
Cody, Wyoming, Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Remington Retrospective in Honor of Harold McCracken, May-October 1974, no. 109, p. 75, illustrated