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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Remington, Frederic 169
Descriptions
ink wash on paper 5
Names
Drawing 735
Subjects
Group 440 Cowboy 292
Date:
1890-1891
Dimensions:
sight height: 11.625 in, sight width: 20 in, Frame height: 23.25 in, Frame width: 31.375 in, frame depth: 1.5 in
Title:
The Mess Tent at Night
Credit Line:
Museum Purchase
Gloss:
This Remington painting appeared in Harper's Monthly, November, 1891, as an illustration for Julian Ralph's story "Dan Dunn's Outfit." Ralph described visiting in British Columbia a camp of men building a railroad, where the mess tent was the principal building. "They ate...with great rapidity, little etiquette, and just enough unselfishness to pass each other the bread."
Inscription:
LL: FREDERIC REMINGTON -/-Dunn's Camp.-, VERSO: The Mess Tent at Night
Publication:
Book: exhibition catalog, La Mythologie De L' Ouest, Dans L'Art Americain 1830-1940, Laurent Salome, editor, Silvana Editoriale, Milan, 2007, page 82
Accession Number:
11.72

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