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FREDERIC REMINGTON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1896 - HFSID 286812

ALS impatiently requesting return of some of his art work, on paper affixed to buckskin Autograph Letter signed: "Frederic Remington", 1 page, 4¼x7 affixed to buckskin 5¾x8¾, Mounted to11x14 (3 surfaces).

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FREDERIC REMINGTON
ALS impatiently requesting return of some of his art work, on paper affixed to buckskin
Autograph Letter signed: "Frederic Remington", 1 page, 4¼x7 affixed to buckskin 5¾x8¾, Mounted to11x14 (3 surfaces). New Rochelle, New York, November 22 [A year, 1896, has been penciled in by an unknown hand.] To Alexander Belford, in full: "Some time since I wrote requesting the return of the illustrations for Miles books which were not returned with the two sent recently. What is the occasion of this omission? Yours truly". Born in New York and educated at Yale's art school, artist and sculptor Frederic Remington (1861-1909) spent most of his adult life west of the Mississippi, where he lived as a cowboy and ranch hand. Resolved to be an illustrator, by 1886 he worked for "Outing" and "Harper's Weekly". Remington also served as a Spanish-American War correspondent. Firsthand experience led him to specialize in portraying the swift action of Indians, cowboys, soldiers, horses and life on the Plains. His output of paintings and illustrations numbered in the thousands. In 1895, Remington began modeling figures in bronze. His notable sculptures include The Bronco Buster and The Wounded Bunkie. Remington also wrote and illustrated several books. Alexander Belford (1854-1906), the addressee, was a Chicago publisher. He had earlier tangled with Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), who sued him in 1882 for copyright violation. An obituary in Publishers Weekly described Belford as "careless to a fault of property rights." The book to which Remington refers in this letter was The Personal Recollections of [Civil War] General Nelson A. Miles, illustrated by Remington and published in 1896. Lightly toned. Pencil note (unknown hand) at top right corner. Corners lightly creased. One horizontal fold crease through center. Otherwise fine condition.

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