Items (Remington, Frederic) (R)
This was Remington's own favorite among his sculptures and also one of the most popular among his original collectors since more than 100 castings were made during his lifetime. However, he hadn't been satisfied with his first attempt, allowing only 15 castings before he made an entirely new model which caught what one writer called its "sweeping circular symmetry of rearing horse and rider, caught at the instant of perfect balance on hind legs . . . a creation of artistic beauty, without compromise to realistic portrayal." Remington eventually also made a larger version, about four inches taller than the...
The Rope Corral was one of twelve illustrations done by Remington to accompany the Theodore Roosevelt article, "The Round-Up" in the April, 1888 issue of Century Magazine. Roosevelt wrote this description for the piece: "A rope corral is rigged by stretching a rope from each wheel of one side of the wagon, making a V-shaped space, into which the saddle horses are driven. Certain men stand around to keep them inside, while the others catch the horses: many outfits have one man to do all the roping."