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The Cheyenne / Frederic Remington

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Riccardo Bertelli of the Roman Bronze Works once said that Remington “always wanted to have his horses with all four feet off the ground.” Here, he succeeded. After the first eight casts were made at Roman Bronze Works, Remington changed the plaster model by lowering the shield and adding feathers; he reduced the size of the base and simplified it to save in production costs and this posthumous cast reflects those changes. The bases of The Cheyenne bronzes were cast as part of the sculptures unlike earlier Remington subjects for which bases had been cast separately and joined after casting.

From the exhibition:Frontier to Foundry: the Making of Small Bronze Sculpture in the Gilcrease Collection, December 2014 - March 2015.
Ann Boulton Young, Associate Conservator for the Gilcrease Museum, 2014.

Curatorial Remarks

This bronze, cast number 32, is a posthumous cast. It was first sold June 1, 1913, by Roman Bronze Works.

Ann Boulton Young, Associate Conservator for the Gilcrease Museum, 2018

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Title(s): 
The Cheyenne; The Cheyenne Warrior
Creator(s): 
Frederic Remington;
Roman Bronze Works;
Dr. Philip G. Cole Collection
Culture: 
American
Date: 
modeled 1901; lost-wax cast 1913
Materials/Techniques: 
lost-wax cast in bronze
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
0827.40
Previous Number(s): 
Early Posthumous Cast #32; 34875
Department: 
Signed, "Remington, Frederic"; Inscribed, "copyright by Frederic Remington" on top of base; Inscribed, "ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-" on side of base; Inscribed, "No 32" on bottom of base; None.
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