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As its somewhat stilted quality indicates, this was Remington's first oil painting. According to his cousin Henry M. Sackrider, it was painted in the summer of 1885 in Canton, New York, not long after Remington had returned from his first attempt at a life in the West. He had purchased a sheep ranch in Kansas, but, more interested in being a man of property than actually working with the sheep, he soon lost it and his investment. While his imaginative life took place in the West, the man himself was far more comfortable in New York. The one love in which he was consistent was his love...
Created by: Remington, Frederic
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While he collaborated with authors like Owen Wister and Poultney Bigelow, Remington also wrote his own stories and articles. This painting was used to illustrate his short story, "How the Law Got Into the Chaparral" in the December, 1896 Harper''s Monthly. It was written as a tale told to Remington by an old Texas Ranger, Colonel "Rip" Ford. This gouache piece in grisaille concerns an attack Ford led on an Indian village in 1858. As Remington reported Ford''s version: "Pretty soon I got ready and gave the word. We charged. At the river we struck some boggy ground and floundered...
Created by: Remington, Frederic
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Scholar Brian Dippie has identified this sculpture, sometimes entitled The Fallen Rider, as based upon an actual incident that Remington witnessed. Angry about being thrown, the cowboy tries to pull the horse to the ground by its ear. Remington explained that the rider did himself no favors; the horse reacted with a lashing kick that was fatal to the cowboy. Sand cast by the Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company, this early piece demonstrates Remington's constant obsession with issues of balance, the horse supported in its throes by only three points of contact at its two front hooves and its nose. Like most...
Created by: Remington, Frederic
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Weight 79 3/4 lbs.
Created by: Remington, Frederic
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