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FREDERIC REMINGTON - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 167017

The artists pens his signature on this 5x2½ card in black ink Signature: "Frederick Remington," 5x2½ lined card. Lightly soiled, else fine condition. With unsigned printed photograph. Sepia, 8x10 overall, image 6x8 (one surface).

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FREDERIC REMINGTON
The artists pens his signature on this 5x2½ card in black ink
Signature: "Frederick Remington," 5x2½ lined card. Lightly soiled, else fine condition. With unsigned printed photograph. Sepia, 8x10 overall, image 6x8 (one surface). Frederic Remington (1861-1909), a prolific Western artist, was chiefly known for his portrayals of the Old West, where he traveled extensively. His works, which usually depicted cowboys, Indians and horses, are notable for their authenticity of detail. Beginning in 1886, Remington produced more than 400 illustrations for the nation's ten leading periodicals, including "Century Magazine", in which Remington illustrated articles written by his friend, Theodore Roosevelt. Sent to Cuba in the 1890s by newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, who was actively promoting war with Spain, and returning in 1898 to cover the U.S. campaign against the Spanish, Remington was appalled by war's cruelty. However, he produced a memorable sculpture, The Bronco Buster, in tribute to Teddy Roosevelt's leadership of volunteer "Rough Riders" at the Battle of San Juan Hill.  (The sculpture was presented to TR by his men as the unit prepared to disband.) Herbert Foster Gunnison, the addressee, was a lifelong family friend of Remington, and purchaser of some of his early sculptures. Gunnison wrote for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a publication of note for prominent Brooklyn residents of the late 1800s. Two items.
  

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