05-17-2013 05-17-2013
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May 17, 2013 12:00PMCalender

Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909) A Mountain Man

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2655B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 17, 2013 12:00PM


Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909)

A Mountain Man, alternately titled Gingras the Trapper, 1892
Signed and inscribed "Frederic Remington/'a mountain man'" l.r.
Ink and wash on illustration board, 17 1/4 x 13 in. (44.0 x 32.9 cm), framed.
Condition: Acid burn, mild toning.

Provenance: The estate of John Hay, Bremen, Maine, and Brewster, Massachusetts.

Literature: Hassrick, Peter H., and Melissa J. Webster, Frederic Remington: a catalogue raisonne of paintings, watercolors, and drawings (Cody, Wyoming: Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1996), cat. no. 1400, p. 411.

N.B. Created in 1892 for The Oregon Trail by J. Francis Parkman, Jr., (1) the illustration appears in the volume as a 3/4 page reproduction without the inscription "a mountain man" and with the name "Kurtz" written in block capital letters in the blank area just below the grass under the most forward horse hoof. We would like to thank Jeffrey Croteau, Manager of Library & Archives, National Heritage Museum, Lexington, Massachusetts, for confirming this reference.

1. Parkman, Francis, The Oregon Trail (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1892), p. 170.
Estimate $25,000-35,000

With crop marks in pencil.

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Frederic Remington, Massachusetts, Bremen, Brewster, John Hay, Maine, Melissa J. Webster, Wyoming, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, The Oregon Trail, J. Francis Parkman , Jr., Jeffrey Croteau, Manager of Library & Archives , National Heritage Museum, Lexington, National Heritage Museum