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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2779B Boston
January 23, 2015 04:00 PMCalender

Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909) Sergeant

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2779B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 23, 2015 4:00PM


Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909)

Signed "Frederic Remington" in the bronze at top right of base, stamped
"Roman Bronze Works N.Y." at the bottom edge of the back of the base, numbered "N-36" on the underside of the base, with a gummed label from Kennedy Galleries, Inc., affixed to the inside of the base.
Bronze with dark brown patina, height 10 1/4 in. (26.0 cm), artist's base approximately 2 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (6.4 x 6.5 x 9.0 cm).
Condition: Some minor wear to the patina, dust and dirt to the interstices.

Provenance: Tiffany & Company, 1914; to private collection; Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Los Angeles, 1974; to private collection; through to Kennedy Galleries, Inc.; through to auction at C.G. Sloan & Company, Inc., Washington, D.C. and purchased by John Hamilton, Houston, Texas, June 3, 1979; Estate of John Hamilton to the current owner.

N.B. According to the Bronze Registry as recorded in Icons of the West, Frederic Remington's Sculpture by Michael D. Greenbaum, cast number 36 has a ledger date of 6/1/[19]14 and was originally sold by Tiffany & Company, New York, to a private collector. The sculpture was sold later by Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Los Angeles, on October 28, 1974, again to a private collector. Remington created the bust in 1906. According to Roman Bronze Works ledgers, twenty castings were made around the same time and sold within four years. Forty more castings were made shortly after the artist's death, of which this is one. (1)

An invoice from C.G. Sloan & Company and two shipping receipts from the transaction accompany the lot.

1. Michael D. Greenbaum, Icons of the West, Frederick Remington's Sculpture (Ogdensbury, New York: Frederick Remington Art Museum, 1996), pp.113-114, 203.
Estimate $25,000-35,000

Wear to the patina at the tip of the figure's nose and at the top edges of the hat. Adhesive residue in a small area on the top brim of the hat.

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Frederic Remington, Kennedy Galleries Inc., C.G. Sloan & Company Inc., Los Angeles, Tiffany & Company, Michael D. Greenbaum, John Hamilton, Houston, Washington, D.C., private collector, Frederick Remington, Frederick Remington Art Museum