• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 75

    Frederic Remington (1861-1909)

    'The Rattlesnake'

    Price Realised  

    Frederic Remington (1861-1909)
    'The Rattlesnake'
    inscribed '© Frederic Remington' (on the base)--inscribed 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-' (along the base)--inscribed 'No. 38' (beneath the base)
    bronze with greenish brown patina
    24 in. (61 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Private collection, Virginia, circa 1920s.
    By descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    H. McCracken, Frederic Remington: Artist of the Old West, New York, 1947, n.p., pl. 47, 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. 200-01, another example illustrated.
    M.E. Shapiro, Cast and Recast: The Sculpture of Frederic Remington, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1981, p. 54, another example illustrated.
    M.E. Shapiro and P. Hassrick, Frederic Remington: The Masterworks, New York, 1988, pp. 212-13, pls. 59-60, another example illustrated.
    M.D. Greenbaum, Icons of the West: Frederic Remington's Sculpture, Ogdensburg, New York, 1996, pp. 123-28, another example illustrated.