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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers: Remington, Frederic
Descriptions: oil on canvas
Names: Painting
Subjects: Group, Buffalo Bill's Wild West, William F. Cody, Animal, Figure, illustration, Indian
Date:ca. 1899
Dimensions:H: 27.25 in, width: 40 in, Frame height: 35.5 in, Frame width: 48.5 in, frame depth: 3.25 in
Title:Buffalo Bill in the Limelight
Credit Line:Gift of The Coe Foundation, H.P. Skoglund, Ernest Goppert, Sr. and John S. Bugas
Gloss:Remington had a long association with his friend, William F. Cody. He visited Cody's Wild West exhibitions on a number of occasions, using the visits to sketch western subjects. Remington produced this painting along with several other illustrations for the biography of Cody, Last of the Great Scouts, written by his sister Helen Cody Wetmore in 1899.
Inscription:LL: Frederic Remington
Publication:Exhibition catalog: I Like America: Fictions of the Wild West; Edited by Pamela Kort and Max Hollein; Schirn Kunsthalle; Frankfurt; 2006; page 281 and (front) cover
Labels:

Label No. 1
Frederic Remington (1861-1909) Buffalo Bill in the Limelight ca.1899, oil on canvas Gift of The Coe Foundation, H.P. Skoglund, Ernest Goppert, Sr. and John S. Bugas Remington had a long association William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. He visited Wild West exhibitions, often using the opportunity to sketch western subjects. Remington produced this painting for the biography of Cody, Last of the Great Scouts, written in 1899. The artist depicts Cody as the great showman entering the arena. 23.71


Accession Number:23.71
Makers
Remington, Frederic
Descriptions
oil on canvas
Names
Painting
Subjects
Group, Buffalo Bill's Wild West, William F. Cody, Animal, Figure, illustration, Indian
Date:
ca. 1899
Dimensions:
H: 27.25 in, width: 40 in, Frame height: 35.5 in, Frame width: 48.5 in, frame depth: 3.25 in
Title:
Buffalo Bill in the Limelight
Credit Line:
Gift of The Coe Foundation, H.P. Skoglund, Ernest Goppert, Sr. and John S. Bugas
Gloss:
Remington had a long association with his friend, William F. Cody. He visited Cody's Wild West exhibitions on a number of occasions, using the visits to sketch western subjects. Remington produced this painting along with several other illustrations for the biography of Cody, Last of the Great Scouts, written by his sister Helen Cody Wetmore in 1899.
Inscription:
LL: Frederic Remington
Publication:
Exhibition catalog: I Like America: Fictions of the Wild West; Edited by Pamela Kort and Max Hollein; Schirn Kunsthalle; Frankfurt; 2006; page 281 and (front) cover
Accession Number:
23.71

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