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    Sale 1972

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    7 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 109

    Frederic Remington (1861-1909)

    An Old-Time Mountain Man with His Ponies

    Price Realised  

    Frederic Remington (1861-1909)
    An Old-Time Mountain Man with His Ponies
    signed and dated 'Remington/'88'(lower right)--inscribed 'No. 3 - Descendants of the Barbs'(lower left) and inscribed with title (lower center)
    ink on paper
    17½ x 13 in. (44.6 x 33 cm.)


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    The present work was created as an illustration for the book Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail by Theodore Roosevelt, published in 1888. This book served as a personal account of Roosevelt's experiences on his ranch between the years of 1884 and 1886, including descriptions of the various people and animals the author encountered on the frontier.

    Literature

    T. Roosevelt, Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail, New York, 1888, p. 110, line engraving.
    P.H. Hassrick and M.J. Webster, Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings, vol. I, Cody, Wyoming, 1996, p. 119, no. 234, illustrated.