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FREDERIC REMINGTON - CLIPPED SIGNATURE - HFSID 1622

Signature from the artist framed to an overall size of 19¾x13¾! Signature: "Frederic Remington.", 2¾x¾, irregularly cut from letter (portion of writing at upper margin).

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FREDERIC REMINGTON
Signature from the artist framed to an overall size of 19¾x13¾!
Signature: "Frederic Remington.", 2¾x¾, irregularly cut from letter (portion of writing at upper margin). 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. Show through of mounting glue at the "deric" of Frederic and all of Remington (all legible). Overall, fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 19¾x13¼.

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