Cavalry Of the Line
Remington made frequent trips to both Mexico and Canada. In this instance, he had traveled to Mexico to gather research for illustrations in an article on the Mexican army by Thomas Janvier. Always fascinated by military uniforms, he prided himself on careful observation and meticulous accuracy in his depiction of them, a pride that sometimes led to uncomfortable altercations with other artists, like the one he initiated with rival Charles Schreyvogel over the latter's portrayal of Custer. Occasioning no such conflict, this Mexican trooper was one of Remingtons early pieces, appearing in the November, 1889 issue of Harper's Monthly.