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    Sale 2003

    Important American Paintings, Drawings And Sculpture

    21 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 124

    Frederic Remington (1861-1909)

    Battery K at Drill in the Berkshire Hills, Massachusetts

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    Frederic Remington (1861-1909)
    Battery K at Drill in the Berkshire Hills, Massachusetts
    signed 'Frederic Remington/Tyringham. Mass.-' (lower right)
    ink and gouache on paper
    22 x 29¾ in. (55.9 x 75.6 cm.)
    Executed in 1895.


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    The present work, in addition to three others, Captain Dillenback, The First Sargeant, Battery K, First Artillery, in Field Trim and Stable Frock, were produced by Remington to accompany his article, "With the Guns" in the August 17, 1895 issue of Harper's Weekly. According to Peter H. Hassrick and Melissa J. Webster, "Remington wrote and illustrated the article...about Light Battery K of the First United States artillery. Stationed at Fort Hamilton, New York Bay, they left July 6, 1895, to march up to Tyringham in the Berkshire Hills, Massachusetts, site of the company's camp. They arrived July 15 and spent the next two months practicing drills. In his article "With the Guns" Remington recounted his personal observations of the march and subsequent life in camp." (Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings, vol. II, Cody, Wyoming, 1996, p. 564)

    Provenance

    Harper & Brothers, New York, commissioned 1895.
    By descent in the Harper family to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Helen Leale Harper, Jr.


    Literature

    F. Remington, "With the Guns," Harper's Weekly, August 17, 1895, p. 770, illustrated.
    P.H. Hassrick and M.J. Webster, Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings, vol. II, Cody, Wyoming, 1996, p. 564, no. 2000, illustrated.