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    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 86

    Frederic Remington (1861-1909)

    'The Broncho Buster'

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    Frederic Remington (1861-1909)
    'The Broncho Buster'
    inscribed 'Copyright by/Frederic Remington.' and 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS. N.Y.' (on the base)--inscribed 'No 190' (beneath the base)
    bronze with brown patina
    22½ in. (57.2 cm.) high

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    Mr. William H. Bell.
    Gift to the present owner from the above, 1960.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Montclair Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisition Endowment Fund


    H. McCracken, Frederic Remington: Artist of the Old West, New York, 1947, n.p., pl. 41, another example illustrated.
    P. Hassrick, Frederic Remington, Fort Worth, Texas, 1973, p. 33, no. 53, another example illustrated.
    P. Hassrick, Frederic Remington: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture in the Amon Carter Museum and the Sid W. Richardson Foundation Collections, New York, 1973, pp. 180-81, another example illustrated.
    M.E. Shapiro, Cast and Recast: The Sculpture of Frederic Remington, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1981, p. 97.
    M.E. Shapiro and P. Hassrick, Frederic Remington: The Masterworks, New York, 1988, p. 172, pls. 47-48, another example illustrated.
    J. Ballinger, Frederic Remington, New York, 1989, p. 74, another example illustrated.
    Gerald Peters Gallery, Frederic Remington, exhibition catalogue, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1991, pp. 12, 119, 121, 123, another example illustrated.
    R. Stewart, Frederic Remington: Masterpieces from the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, 1992, pp. 24-25, another example illustrated.
    M.D. Greenbaum, Icons of the West: Frederic Remington's Sculpture, Ogdensburg, New York, 1996, pp. 51-64, 180, another example illustrated.
    Montclair Art Museum, Spatial Matters: Sculpture from the Collection, exhibition catalogue, Montclair, New Jersey, 1996, p. 15.
    E. Neff, Frederic Remington: The Hogg Brothers Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, 2000, pp. 59-60, no. 7, another example illustrated.
    B. Dippie, The Frederic Remington Art Museum Collection, Ogdensburg, New York, 2001, pp. 112-13, another example illustrated.


    Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, Spatial Matters: Sculpture from the Collection, January 21-August 4, 1996.
    Greenwich, Connecticut, Bruce Museum, Art of the American West, February 9-June 2, 2002.