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Accession Number:
7.74
Makers
Remington, Frederic
Descriptions
bronze
Names
Sculpture
Subjects
Cowboy, Animal
Date:
1895
Dimensions:
H: 23.375 in, Base Width: 7.625 in, Base Length: 15.5 in
Title:
The Broncho Buster
Credit Line:
Gift of G.J. Guthrie Nicholson Jr. and son in memory of their father/grandfather G.J. Guthrie Nicholson, rancher at Four Bear, Meeteetse, WY.
Gloss:
The Broncho Buster (1895) was Remington's first experiment in bronze. So vital and energetic was the piece and so untraditional in its approach, it won him immediate recognition as a sculptor and helped him enter the formal ranks of American artists of the day. Remington was enthusiastic about the potential for scupture and wrote to Owen Wister in 1895, "All other forms of art are trivialities-mud-or its sequence 'bronze' is a thing to think of when you are doing it-and afterwards too. It dont decay. The moth dont break through & steal-the rust & the idiot can not harm it."
Inscription:
Bottom Right of Base: Copyrighted by /Frederic Remington 1895. Top Left of Base: Frederic Remington, Bottom Left of Base: Roman Bronze Works Cire Perdue Cast NY (SEAL)
Remarks:
Small version of The Bronco Buster

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