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  • Sold Date: Jan 07, 2007
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Visit our eBay store! FREDERIC REMINGTON COWBOY BRONZE SIGNED STATUE HORSES Description - Images - Bidding - Shipping - Payment - Guarantees - Contact - Find It!

You are viewing a gorgeous bronze casting of the 'Cowboy' bronze by Frederic Remington. I hope the photos do this piece some justice, it's certainly better in the flesh. The piece has been cast from the finest dark brown bronze with a wonderful patina to it, which I hope comes through in the photos.
The piece stands on a black marble base with a white strip with a brass plaque bearing the name of the piece. The Remington signature can be found on the bronze (please see close up). True to Remington castings, this is a wonderful evocation of American history. The way he has rendered the scene and details like the cowboys features are particularly skillful. The piece is offered in perfect condition ready for home use right away.
Frederic Sackrider Remington (October 4, 1861 - December 26, 1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the American West. He was born in Canton, New York to Seth Pierrepont Remington and Clarissa Bascom Sackrider. One of his great grandfathers, Samuel Bascom, was a saddle maker by trade. Frederic Remington was related by family bloodlines to Indian portrait artist George Catlin and cowboy sculptor Earl W. Bascom. He spent a childhood hunting and riding, but began to make drawings and sketches of imaginative figures. The family later moved to Ogdensburg, New York.
He attended the art school at Yale University, finding that football and boxing were more interesting than art, and then returned home when his father died to assume some clerical work in Albany, New York. He soon made his first excursion west and became a businessman in Kansas City. He married Eva Caten in 1884 and studied at the Art Students League of New York. He soon began to submit illustrations, sketches, and other works for publication with the western theme. Much of his early work appeared in Collier's and Harper's.
Although he is world-famous for his many depictions of life in the American West, Remington only visited the region briefly several months at a time. He was in time to capture images of the western United States before the area was considered closed by virtue of the subduing of the wilder elements and the inroads of civilization that ended the frontier lifestyle.
Shotgun Hospitality, 1908, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New HampshireIn 1890 Remington moved to New Rochelle, New York in order to have both living space and extensive studio facilities. Near the end of his life, he moved to Ridgefield, Connecticut.
In 1898 Remington was a war correspendent and illustrator for the Spanish-American War, sent to provide illustrations for William Randolph Hearst. Although he soon became bored with his task, he was present to witness the assault on San Juan Hill by American forces, including those lead by Theodore Roosevelt.
Frederic Remington died after an emergency appendectomy led to peritonitis. His extreme obesity possibly led to his abdominal problems.
In 1991 the PBS series American Masters filmed a documentary of Remington's life called Frederic Remington: The Truth of Other Days.
Dimensions are in inches:
Height x Width x Depth
26 - 27 - 13
Weight: 50kg
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