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Cheyenne 2, The
The Cheyenne
The Cheyenne, detail
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This particular bronze is a variant on Remington's original model of The Cheyenne produced in 1901. Remington set out to create an accurate portrait of a Cheyenne warrior, and created an incredible feat of sculptural engineering; the running horse has all four feet off the ground and is supported only by a trailing buffalo robe and clump of grass. Nevertheless, after the first castings of the piece, he felt the shield was awkwardly high and lowered it to the riders waist. He made other minor changes, including the position of the breechcloth over the flanks of the horse and changing the scalping knife to the right rather than left side of the warrior. This piece, cast no. 15, is the first of the castings with his changes. Like the majority of his pieces, it was cast in the cire perdue or lost wax method to facilitate such changes.
Weight 39 lbs. Cast number in red square underneath.