Frederic Remington (1861-1909)
Frederic Remington (1861-1909)

'The Mountain Man'

Frederic Remington (1861-1909)
'The Mountain Man'
inscribed 'Copyright by/Frederic Remington ©/Roman Bronze Works N-Y-' (on the base)--inscribed 'No 49' (beneath the base)
bronze with brown patina
28¾ in. (73 cm.) high
Mary Milner Thom, Michigan.
Milner Thom, Seattle, Washington, by descent.
By descent to the present owner.
R. Isaacson, Frederic Remington: A Painter of American Life, Brooklyn, New York, 1943, n.p., another example illustrated.
H. McCracken, Frederic Remington: Artist of the Old West, New York, 1947, n.p., pl. 44, another example illustrated.
A.T. Gardner, American Sculpture: A Catalogue of the Collection of the Metropolitain Museum of Art, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1965, pp. 75-76, no. 07.79, another example illustrated.
H. Mcracken, Frederic Remington: A Pictorial History of the West, Garden City, New York, 1966, p. 263, no. 370, another example illustrated.
The Paine Art Center and Arboretum, Frederic Remington: A Retrospective Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, exhibition catalogue, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1967, n.p., no. 47, another example illustrated.
P.H. Hassrick, Frederic Remington: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture in the Amon Carter Museum and the Sid W. Richardson Foundation Collections, New York, 1973, pp. 194-95, another example illustrated. B. Wear, The 2nd Bronze World of Frederic Remington-, Upper Montclair, New Jersey, 1976, pp. 72, 107, pl. 9, J-2, another example illustrated.
R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Frederic Remington (1861-1909): Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1979, p. 74, nos. 51-2, another example illustrated.
Denver Art Museum, Frederic Remington: The Late Years, exhibition catalogue, Denver, Colorado, 1981, p. 60, another example illustrated. M.E. Shapiro, Cast and Recast: The Sculpture of Frederic Remington, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1981, pp. 52, 78-79, 106, another example illustrated.
M.E. Shapiro, P.H. Hassrick, Frederic Remington: The Masterworks, New York, 1988, pp. 204-05, pl. 57, another example illustrated.
J. Ballinger, Frederic Remington, New York, 1989, p. 110, another example illustrated.
M.D. Greenbaum, Icons of the West: Frederic Remington's Sculpture, Ogdensburg, New York, 1996, pp. 31, 106-12, 192, another example illustrated.
Gerald Peters Gallery, Remington: The Years of Critical Acclaim, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1998, pp. 104-05, another example illustrated.
B. Dippie, The Frederic Remington Art Museum Collection, Ogdensburg, New York, 2001, pp. 140-41, another example illustrated.

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Lot Essay

In order to depict the movement of the horse accurately in 'The Mountain Man,' Frederic Remington relied on his collection of photographs of military officers as well as a live model, his friend and military Rough Rider, General Leonard Wood, who had served in the Spanish-American War. Remington changed the position of the horse's hind leg at cast number 9. The present example reflects that change to a more natural body position.

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