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Frederic Remington

Bronze Sculpture

444. Frederic Remington, Bronze Sculpture "The Mountain Man". Foundry is EMI-Art Bronze who has cast fine bronze sculptures in their bronze art foundry in Burbank, CA since 1974. Pieces are created using the time honored process of lost wax casting which remains essentially unchanged from the process employed centuries ago. Careful planning, painstaking preparation and hundreds of hours of intensive work is evident in each sculpture.

Extraordinary details remains foremost as each piece receives a beautifully rich, hand polished patina or high gloss finish. Excellent condition. CA late 1900's. Dimensions are: 27" high x 17" long and 12" deep. Very nice patina on the entire piece. Weight is approximately 45 pounds. Detail on parts of the piece is extraordinary as you can actually see the fine lines on the traps hanging over the front of the horse and the sewing on his moccasins.

Slowly, the rider descends a summit trail. His horse quivers nervously, lifting a hind leg and front hoof as the pair skid down the mountain. The rider tugs at the rein with one hand and steadies himself with the other hand as he leans back in the saddle. Together, rider and horse continue the decline with caution in every tense move.

Frederic Remington (1861-1909)

Depicted the life of the cowboy during the 1880's and 1890's better perhaps than any other artist of his time. He thought of himself as a true citizen of the American West.

A native of Canton, New York, Remington left college at the age of 19, looking for adventure in the West. Remington operated his own ranch in Kansas and in 1886 he gave it up as a failure and came back to the East. The experience served him well in his later career as an artist. "What success I have had", Remington once told a newspaper reporter, "has been because I have a horseman's knowledge of a horse. No one can draw equestrian subjects unless he is an equestrian himself".

As an artist, Remington first made a name for himself as an illustrator and painter, and began sculpting only 14 years before his death in 1909. "I was impelled to try my hand at sculpture by a mental desire to say something in the round as well as flat. Sculpture is the most perfect expression of action. You can say it all in clay." The first Remington in clay was "Bronco Buster", completed in 1895.

Among his admirers were Theodore Roosevelt, who once said that "Remington portrayed a most characteristic and yet vanishing type of American life. The soldier, the cowboy, the rancher, the Indian, the horses and cattle of the plains will live in his pictures and bronzes, I verily believe for all time". (Source: F&R Bronze)

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