Remington, Frederic

Nice Autograph Sentiment Signed, written 4 months before his death

Price: $750.00

Description:
(1861-1909) American painter, illustrator and sculptor, specialized in depictions of the Old West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th-century American West and images of cowboys, American Indians, and the US Cavalry. He is best known for scenes and bronzes, inc. The Sergeant, Bronco Buster, etc. He left his art studies at Yale in 1879 and had his first full page cover under his own name in Harper's Weekly on Jan. 9, 1886, at 25. In 1886, he was sent to Arizona by Harper's as an artist-correspondent to cover the war against Geronimo. In 1887, Remington received a commission to do 83 illustrations for a book by Theodore Roosevelt, "Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail", to be serialized in The Century Magazine before publication. His status as the new trendsetter in Western art was solidified in 1889 when he won a second-class medal at the Paris Exposition, selected by the US committee to represent American painting, over Albert Bierstadt. His fame made him a favorite of the Western Army officers fighting the last Indian battles. Remington sailed for Cuba on January 16, 1897 as a Hearst war correspondent. After arriving and a quiet period ensued, Remington cabled Hearst "There is no war. Request to be recalled”. Hearst sent a cable in reply: "Please remain. You furnish the pictures, I'll furnish the war." After war was declared, Remington returned to Cuba with the the “Rough Riders” and the colorful Theodore Roosevelt. He died Dec. 26, 1909, after an emergency appendectomy led to peritonitis. Lengthy frameable 6 1/2 x 5 Autograph Sentiment ("Here's to all the good fellows of yesterday who rode in the spur and not on the bit but may others -- oh well - let it go.") on his "Lorul Place/Ridgefield Connecticut" letterhead, August 27 (1909). The Frederic Remington House, Lorul Place, in Ridgefield, Connecticut, was his home in the last year of his life. Remington designed the two-story house himself, and produced some of his finest work there, including the sculpture "The Stampede" and the painting "The Love Call". The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

Condition: Very good
Type:Autograph Sentiment Signed






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