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Remington's Birthday

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: ebridingtherange


Prospecting for C...
Remington, Frederic | Painti...
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85.60 | 1889 | H: 29.25 in, width: 50.25 in, Frame height: 39 in, Frame width: 59.875 in, frame depth: 3.75 in | Prospecting for Cattle Range | Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney | Especially in his early career as a painter, Remington took a number of opportunities to paint portraits of westerners at work. In 1889, Remington accepted a commission from Milton E. Milner to show him and an associate, Judge Kennon, out searching for new cattle range in Montana Territory. The commission provided a welcome opportunity for Remington to provide some pictorial insights into the cattle business, to paint horses and cowboys at work and to produce a double portrait all in the same picture. | LR: Frederic Remington/'89 | 85.60.jpg | 85.60.web.jpg | 85.60.jpg | 85.60.jpg | 85.60.JPG | 85.60.jpg | Cowboy | Milner, Milton E.,Kennon, Judge | Group | Animal | Landscape | Other | Portrait | Figure | Painting | oil on canvas | Frederic Remington (1861-1909) Prospecting for Cattle Range 1889, oil on canvas Gift of Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Remington rarely painted portraits, but this painting was an exception. He accepted a commission from Milton E. Milner to paint Montana cattle ranchers. The commission provided a welcome opportunity for Remington to portray the cattle business, to show horses and cowboys at work, and to produce a double portrait all in one picture. 85.60 | Early in his career, Frederic Remington took advantage of a number of opportunities to paint portraits of Westerners at work. In 1889, the artist accepted a commission from Milton E. Milner to depict him and an associate, Judge Kennon, out searching for new cattle range in Montana Territory. The commission provided a welcome opportunity for Remington to provide a pictorial insight into the cattle business, to paint horses and cowboys at work, and to produce a double portrait all in the same picture. | Remington, Frederic

Riding Herd in th...
Remington, Frederic | Drawin...
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1.63 | 1897 | H: 22 in, width: 30 in, Frame height: 30.25 in, Frame width: 38.25 in | Riding Herd in the Rain | Gift of Hon. C.V. Whitney | Remington created an interpretation of a profiled, windswept figure through his use of line and narrative. This profiled equestrian was a compositional element he used in several works. The effect of rain pouring down is achieved by using atmospheric perspective. The density of the wet sky weighs upon the rider through the use of values layered in the ink wash. The cowboy solemnly works through the rain as he helps herd cattle over the plains. | LR: Frederic Remington; LL: Copyright 1897/Russell & Son | 1.63.jpg | 1.63.JPG | 1.63.jpg | 1.63.web.jpg | Cowboy | Group | Landscape | Animal | Drawing | pen and ink and wash on paper | Remington, Frederic

A Post Office in ...
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11.76 | ca. 1901 | H: 27.375 in, width: 40.375 in, Frame height: 36.25 in, Frame width: 49.125 in, frame depth: 3.625 in | A Post Office in the "Cow Country" | Museum Purchase. The Board of Trustees of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center dedicates this painting to fellow Trustee Harris Haston and Advisor Carlene Lebous for their exceptional work and support of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in helping to make the exhibition "Visions of the American West: Masterworks from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center" and the January 2012 Trustees meeting a reality. Their efforts exemplify the Spirit of the American West. Enacted January 27, 2012. | By 1900 Remington had made several trips to Wyoming, and in 1897, he stayed with Buffalo Bill on his ranch. Remington's photo albums contain photographs of Cody and this region. It is thought that A Post Office in the Cow Country depicts the originally proposed town of "Shoshone." The federal authorities, however, warned the town developers that the name could cause confusion with the existing town of "Shoshoni" which lay 113 miles to the southeast. Thus the name was changed to Cody. The hills in the background of the painting resemble those just east of Cody known as McCullough Peaks. | LRC: Frederic Remington/Big Horn Basin- | 11.76.JPG | 11.76.jpg | 11.76.jpg | 11.76.web.jpg | Animal | Group | Landscape | Cowboy | Painting | black and white oil on canvas | Frederic Remington (1861-1909) A Post Office in the "Cow Country" ca.1901, oil on canvas Museum Purchase This painting appeared as an illustration for Collier's Weekly in October 1901. It was inspired by a visit Remington made to Wyoming in 1897. While there, the artist stayed with William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody at his ranch. He saw the surrounding mountain ranges of the area, including McCullough Peaks, which he depicted in the background. 11.76 | Remington, Frederic