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The Mountain Man / Frederic Remington

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Fifteen casts of this work were made during Remington’s life. The next 15 or so posthumous casts, of which this is one, seem to be of the same high quality workmanship as the lifetime casts. Note, for example, the tool marks in the surface that have been cast through from the wax model. These are visible on the horse’s left ear and mane and in the man’s shirtfront and jacket fringe. The horse’s coat is lightly textured to suggest hair. The tool marks on the left ear of the horse are parallel ridges that were made in a soft material (wax) by a modeling tool. Compare this to the other cast of the same subject (0827.44).

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 24, is an early posthumous cast. It was originally sold on June 1, 1914, by Roman Bronze Works.

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

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The Mountain Man; Mountain Trapper
Frederic Remington (Artist)
Roman Bronze Works (Foundry)
Dr. Philip G. Cole (Collection)
modeled 1903; lost-wax cast 1914
lost-wax cast in bronze
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Credit Line: 
Dr. Philip Cole, Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation
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Previous Number(s): 
0827.43; Early Posthumous Cast #24; 22070
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