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Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Watering the Remuda
Watering the Remunda
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 of horses, testified to in
this multiple portrayal chosen for his first serious painting. So enamored was
he that Remington once declared he would like his epitaph to read, "He knew the
horse."