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Bronze sculpture captures the cowboy perfectly!

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Mrs. Mac


Coming Through th...
Remington, Frederic | Sculpt...
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5.66 | 1907 | H: 27.5 in, Base Length: 28 in, Base Width: 19 in, overall length: 27.25 in, overall width: 31 in, overall height: 29 in | Coming Through the Rye | Gift of Barbara S. Leggett | Remington studied the movement of horses, using the photographs of Eadweard Muybridge, and incorporated his knowledge into this representation of cowboys coming to town for a raucous celebration. This sculpture challenged Remington because he wanted to raise as many of the horses' hooves off the ground as possible, while adequately supporting the sculpture. | Lower Right of Base: Copyrighted by Frederic Remington Lower Left of Base: Roman Bronze Works N.Y. Front Center Base - Gold Plaque: Presented to/Edmund Converse/by the directors of the/Liberty National Bank/New York 1907 [lower left of base in back;] 7 | 5.66.jpg | 5.66.JPG | 5.66.jpg | 5.66.web.jpg | Group | Animal | Cowboy | Sculpture | bronze | Frederic Remington (1861-1909) Coming Through the Rye modeled 1902, cast 1907, bronze cast number 7 Roman Bronze works, N.Y. Gift of Barbara S. Leggett 5.66 Remington creates energy, motion, and excitement in this sculpture. The rowdy cowboys barrel through town. The horses seem to defy gravity and run in midair. Remington pushes the limits of sculpture, lifting as many of the horses’ hooves off the ground as possible, while still supporting the weight. | Remington, Frederic

The Broncho Buste...
Remington, Frederic | Sculpt...
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7.60 | 1909 | H: 31.5 in, L: 20 in, width: 19 in, base depth: 1.625 in, Base Width: 13.75 in, Base Length: 18.375 in, weight: 0 lbs | The Broncho Buster (large) | Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Trust Fund | Remington's sculpture representing a human struggle to control nature has become a classic symbol of the American West. The artist identified the subject as a cowboy "breaking a wild horse" in his copyright application for the first version of this sculpture. His twenty-three inch high bronze was so successful that the artist reworked the concept and modeled this larger version at the end of his life. | Right top of Base: Copyright BY/ Frederic Remington, Rear left side of Base: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS / N- Y-, Underneath Base N- 10 (inscribed) 644 | Has been called "recast" in the past. Existing crate: 38 1/4 x 24 1/2, 176# | 7.60.JPG | horse | Cowboy | Sculpture | bronze | Remington, Frederic

The Mountain Man
Remington, Frederic | Sculpt...
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1.81 | 1903 | H: 28.5 in, width: 19 in, L: 13 in | The Mountain Man | Museum Purchase | The mountain man represented one of Remington's favorite historical subjects. He relished depicting the hardy trappers who hunted during the first half of the nineteenth century. He has portrayed just such a figure descending a steep mountain slope with the confidence and surefootedness that allowed the trappers to open America's most forbidden reaches. | Upper left side of base: Frederic Remington, Lower right side of base: Roman Bronze Works N.Y. | 1.81A.jpg | 1.81B.JPG | Animal | Figure | Sculpture | bronze | Remington, Frederic

The Outlaw
Remington, Frederic | Sculpt...
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8.79 | 1906 | H: 23.5 in, Base Width: 8.25 in, Base Length: 13.5 in, Base Height: 1.375 in | The Outlaw | Remington's title refers not to the rider but to the horse; an untamable or vicious horse is often called an outlaw. The cowboy, in his efforts to conquer the wild horse, symbolized civilization's general exertions to control the Western wilderness. Careful observers will note that the spur on the rider's right foot is on upside down, an error made either at the foundry or in a more recent repair. | Upper left side of base, Copyright by/Frederic Remington. Stamped upper right side of base, Roman Bronze Works, N.Y. Inscribed underneath base, No 8. | Method of Acquistion: Other: Ownership received by the BBHC in lieu of a percentage of the royalties on the Alva Replica version of The Outlaw | 8.79v2.jpg | 8.79.JPG | 8.79.jpg | 8.79.web.jpg | 8.79v2.web.jpg | Animal | Cowboy | Sculpture | bronze | Remington, Frederic

The Rattlesnake
Remington, Frederic | Sculpt...
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50.61 | 1905 | H: 22.625 in, L: 22.625 in, width: 13 in, Base Length: 15.75 in, Base Width: 10.5 in | The Rattlesnake | Gift of The Coe Foundation | Remington used the subject of the horse reacting to the rattlesnake to create one of his most daring sculptures. He modeled the horse as a dynamic curve pulling away from the small, but deadly snake. Dissatisfied with his first version of this sculpture, Remington reworked it extensively making this larger and more compact version. | Top of base left rear: Frederic Remington, Side of base, right: Roman Bronze Works N.Y. | Provenance: M. Knoedler and Co. | 50.61.JPG | 50.61.jpg | Cowboy | Animal | Sculpture | bronze | Frederic Remington (1861-1909) The Rattlesnake copyright 1905, reworked 1908, cast ca. 1909, bronze cast number 17 Roman Bronze Works, N.Y. Gift of The Coe Foundation 50.61 | Remington, Frederic

The Sun Fisher
Farnham, Sally James | Sculp...
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55.69 | ca. 1920 | H: 14.75 in, Base Length: 9 in, Base Width: 6 in | The Sun Fisher | Acquired from the Norman T. de Mauriac Estate | Memories of spending time at a ranch in Western Canada inspired Farnham's sculptures of cowboys. Married to George Paulding Farnham, a designer for Tiffany & Company, Farnham began modeling in clay while recuperating from an illness and developed an independent career as a sculptor. Primarily self-taught, she sought advice from Frederic Remington, who encouraged her in her work. | Top right front base, Sally James Farnham, right hind end of horse, S (circled) (brand), side left rear base, Roman Bronze Works N-Y | Purchased from the Norman T. de Mauriac Estate by Mary Jester Allen | 55.69.JPG | 55.69.jpg | 55.69.jpg | 55.69.web.jpg | Cowboy | Animal | Sculpture | bronze | Sally James Farnham (1869-1943) The Sun Fisher ca. 1920, bronze Roman Bronze Works, N.Y. Acquired from the Norman T. de Mauriac Estate 55.69 Memories of spending time at a ranch in Western Canada inspired Farnham’s sculptures of cowboys. She began modeling in clay while recuperating from an illness, developing a career as a sculptor. Primarily self-taught, she sought advice from Frederic Remington, who encouraged her in her work. | Farnham, Sally James

The Wicked Pony
Remington, Frederic | Sculpt...
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41.61 | 1898 | H: 21.625 in, L: 22 in, width: 9.5 in, base depth: 1.625 in, Base Length: 19.875 in, Base Width: 8.625 in | The Wicked Pony | Gift of The Coe Foundation | Side of base, left side near rear: Copyrighted by/Frederic Remington 1898, Right side, on top of base: Frederic Remington, Stamped in top of base, right, in & upper of F: 3, Stamped in top base, under man's chin: 3, Stamped underneath base: 3, Written underneath base in white crayon: A6174, Inscribed underneath base: 3/M | On the label of The Wicked Pony in the the Whitney Gallery, I used the wording “cast no. 3 of edition of approx. 8.” The Historical Center’s cast is definitely number 3; I based an estimate on the edition size on a combination of Greenbaum’s research, Shapiro’s research and other knowledge. Greenbaum only identifies 7 known casts (six Henry-Bonnard and one Roman Bronze) and all are located. Shapiro, in earlier research, listed more casts, but he said that his lists were not an endorsement of authenticity. We now believe that some casts he listed are not authentic such as cast no. 9. The Wicked Pony was cast primarily by nineteenth century firm, The Henry-Bonnard Foundry and there are no ledger books for that foundry as there were for Roman Bronze. So it is still possible that they produced more bronzes than the six Henry-Bonnard casts Greenbaum identified. | 41.61.JPG | Cowboy | Figure | Animal | Sculpture | bronze | Remington, Frederic

The Wounded Bunkie
Remington, Frederic | Sculpt...
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49.61 | 1900 | H: 20.75 in, Base Height: 11 in, Base Width: 21 in | The Wounded Bunkie | Gift of The Coe Foundation | "Two Horses in full gallop, side by side. Each horse carries a cavalryman, one of whom has been wounded and is supported in his saddle and kept from falling by arm of the other trooper," wrote Remington in the copyright application for this sculpture. | Top Right Base: Frederic Remington [Lower Right Side of Base:] PRESENTED TO/ WILLIAM FLEMING/ BY HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES May 1, 1901 [Top Right Base at Back:] Copyrighted by/Frederic Remington/1896 [Top Left Base at Back:] THE HENRY-BONNARD BRONZE CO FOUNDERS N-Y 1900 [base center:] J. [underneath base, underlined:] J. | Brown patina | 49.61.JPG | wound | buffalo skull | cavalryman | Sculpture | bronze | Remington, Frederic