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Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909) Stable Call at an Artillery Barrack






American & European Works of Art - 2673B
Date / Time :
September 20, 2013 10:00AM


Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909)

Stable Call at an Artillery Barrack
Signed, inscribed, dated, and dedicated "Frederic Remington/City of Mexico/'89/To/My
friend Davis/with apologies-/Mar.22 '90" l.r., further inscribed at bottom of sheet "The Soldiers of our Sister Republic" l.c. and "Stable Call at an Artillery Barrack" l.r.
Ink on paperboard, 15 1/8 x 22 in. (38.5 x 56.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Mat burn, toning, sheet laid down on mat board support.

Literature: Peter H. Hassrick, Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings (Cody, Wyoming: Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1996), cat. no. 532, p. 195.

N.B. The man mentioned in Remington's dedication was likely Richard Harding Davis, an internationally famous newspaper correspondent whose stories appeared in William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal. Davis and Remington worked together on numerous articles. The drawing at hand was made by Remington on a trip to Mexico in February-March 1889, during which time he produced a series of illustrations, the most famous being the Mexican Major, now in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Many of the illustrations were published in Harper's Monthly, where this drawing appeared as a line engraving in November, 1889 (p. 826).
Estimate $35,000-55,000

Inscribed in pencil at the bottom of the sheet with measurements that appear to be framers' notations and the words "Davis 7/2/.../Thursday" l.l. Inscribed "The Armies of Today NY Harper 1893/top of page 395" on the reverse of the mount.

Dimensions of mount are

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