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Accession Number:
7.60
Makers
Remington, Frederic
Descriptions
bronze
Names
Sculpture
Subjects
horse, Cowboy
Date:
1909
Dimensions:
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
Title:
The Broncho Buster (large)
Credit Line:
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Trust Fund
Gloss:
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.
Inscription:
Right top of Base: Copyright BY/ Frederic Remington, Rear left side of Base: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS / N- Y-, Underneath Base N- 10 (inscribed) 644
Remarks:
Has been called "recast" in the past. Existing crate: 38 1/4 x 24 1/2, 176#

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