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

'The Broncho Buster'

Frederic Remington (1861-1909)
'The Broncho Buster'
inscribed 'Copyright by/Frederic Remington' (on the base)--inscribed 'ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-' (along the base)--inscribed 'No. 14' (beneath the base)
bronze with brown patina
32½ in. (82.6 cm.) high
Tiffany & Co., New York, 1918.
Private collection.
Dr. Pedro Chutro.
Private collection, Argentina.
Private collection, Argentina, by descent.
Christie's, New York, 20 May 2009, lot 33.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
R. McLanathan, The American Tradition in the Arts, New York, 1968, p. 436, another example illustrated.
M.E. Shapiro, Cast and Recast: The Sculpture of Frederic Remington, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1981, p. 58, another example illustrated.
M.D. Greenbaum, Icons of the West: Frederic Remington's Sculpture, Ogdensburg, New York, 1996, pp. 152-55, 184, another example illustrated.

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Lot Essay

The following dedication is inscribed along the base:
"To Doctor Pedro Chutro/from his American admirers and friends in appreciation of his service, sacrifice and devotion to the/advancement of medical science and in grateful acknowledgement of his generous contribution to American surgery"

Argentinean-born Dr. Pedro Chutro (1880-1937) is one of only a few foreign surgeons to be awarded a distinguished service award by the United States in recognition of his teaching in New York following his service in France during World War I.

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