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Weight 201 1/4 lbs.
Created by: Remington, Frederic
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In September 1893, Remington first met the man who would become his most famous collaborator, author Owen Wister. The two planned to work together on 8 or 9 illustrated stories for Harper's Monthly and Harpers Weekly. The son of a wealthy Philadelphia physician and grandson of fabled actress Fanny Kemble, Wister attended schools in Britain and Switzerland before attending Harvard where he was a classmate of Theodore Roosevelt. After trying several careers, Wister, who like Roosevelt was fascinated with the West, decided to try writing about life on the frontier. This story was about Corporal Specimen Jones who is called upon to keep peace in Boise, Idaho when...
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Weight 191 3/4 lbs.
Created by: Remington, Frederic
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In the late 19th century, Americas most famous poet was undoubtedly Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Of all his poems, arguably the most popular was his epic tale of an Ojibwa hero, The Song of Hiawatha. Originally published in 1855, the book was an immediate and sustained best-seller and in 1888 Houghton Mifflin decided to publish a new edition with illustrations. Not yet 30, the young Remington received what was to be his first important commission - 22 paintings and nearly 400 text drawings to accompany the text. The illustrated editions publication in 1891 made his name a household word. This grisaille...
Created by: Remington, Frederic
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Illus. on page 34 of Roosevelt's RANCH LIFE AND THE HUNTING TRAIL.
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Painted as one of the illustrations for the 1891 edition of Longfellows The Song of Hiawatha, this painting was done in grisaille to better accommodate its transfer to a printing medium in black and white. Grisaille is a painting technique that uses only gray tones. Originally designed for illustrations of sculpture, or simply to show off the virtuosity of painters (since color can help disguise deficiencies of draftsmanship and composition), it became popular in the 18th and 19th centuries because it eased the transition from paint to print. This particular paintings depicts a scene that takes place after Hiawathas brother...
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Weight: 108 1/4 lbs.
Created by: Remington, Frederic
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Inscribed at bottom by Remington "My dear Doc - I haven't made a drawing in five years and so have no sketches and I can't send you a $40,000 masterpiece you know old chappie. Good luck to you Doc. Don't stop long at Guam.--Yours, Frederic R."
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Remington produced a number of paintings whose subject was the hunting of grizzly bears. This particular work was originally featured in the September 7, 1901 issue of Collier's Weekly and later included in Remington's book, Done in the Open. In the book, it was re-titled At Last and accompanied by a poem by Owen Wister delineating a 3-year pursuit of the grizzly in question which has been ravaging cattle herds in the region. The way the sagebrush is suggested rather than delineated indicates Remington's growing debt to Impressionism and the new directions his work was beginning to take.
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Maurice Kingsley wrote an article called "El Cinco de Mayo" for the May 7, 1892 issue of Harper's Weekly and Remington provided 4 illustrations, including this one. While El Cinco de Mayo, or May 5, is not Mexican Independence Day, it is frequently treated as though it were. Mexico actually declared its independence from Spain on September 15, 1810; May 5th celebrates the end of another battle for independence. Early in 1862 French troops landed in Mexico, supposedly to collect debts owed by the government of President Benito Juarez. Emperor Napoleon III used the opportunity to put a Hapsburg prince,...
Created by: Remington, Frederic
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