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September 26, 2019 06:00 PMCalender

Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909) Camp Kettle

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3293B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 27, 2019 12:00PM


Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909)

Camp Kettle
Unsigned, inscribed "360." l.l., with further inscriptions on the reverse.
Ink on Bristol board, 8 1/8 x 7 1/16 in. (20.7 x 17.9 cm), unframed.
Condition: Hinged to backing with white linen tape near upper corners on the reverse, gentle toning, foxmarks near lower edge, scattered spots of soiling, small punctures u.r., l.r., and l.l., small crease near l.r. corner, tape remnants (possibly from previous hinges) near upper and lower corners on the reverse.

Provenance: By descent from the estate of the owner's uncle, Richard Mills, of Exeter, New Hampshire.

Literature: Peter H. Hassrick and Melissa J. Webster, Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Watercolors, and Drawings (Cody, Wyoming: Buffalo Bill Historical Center in association with the University of Washington, 1996) vol. I, p. 215 (no. 00621).

N.B. This work was examined by the Remington Examination Committee on March 12, 2019. The committee identified this work as the drawing used to make an illustration for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha (1891, p. 106). A copy of the examination form with the committee's professional opinion accompanies the lot.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Inscribed on the reverse "...X, p. 106 neg #11,555...RM# 177", "5495G", and "X106".

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Richard Mills, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Melissa J. Webster, Peter H. Hassrick, Cody, Exeter