Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909)
Antique Vase, Tennessee
Inscribed and signed "No 78. Hiawatha Remington del." u.l., titled "antique vase. - Tennessee. -" u.r., with further inscriptions on the reverse.
Ink on Bristol board, 6 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (17.2 x 22.2 cm), unframed.
Condition: Hinged to backing with white linen tape near upper corners on the reverse, left and lower edges unevenly trimmed, scattered pinholes, minor soiling near edges, small creases u.r. and near u.l. corner, tear l.r., small stain c.l., faint pencil inscriptions l.r., tape remnants (possibly from previous hinges) near upper 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. 202 (no. 00560).
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. 165). A copy of the examination form with the committee's professional opinion accompanies the lot.
The vertical tear at lower right measures approximately 2 3/4 in. does not go all the way through the paper (it is to the surface of the recto). Inscribed on the reverse, "antique vase - Tennessee XVI, 165 A16654 [crossed out] RM#140", "5495B [crossed out] A", and "XVI 165".
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