Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909)
Unsigned, titled "Cheyanne [sic]. -" l.r., inscribed "No 174." u.l., with further inscriptions on the reverse.
Ink on Bristol board, 6 3/4 x 8 3/8 in. (17.2 x 21.3 cm), unframed.
Condition: Hinged to the backing with white linen tape near upper corners on the reverse, upper edge unevenly trimmed, gentle toning to edges, scattered pale fox marks, scattered pinholes, small creases to corners, small nicks to l.l. corner, small abrasion l.c., minor soiling, tape remnants (possibly from previous hinges) near 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. 216 (no. 00627).
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. 213). A copy of the examination form with the committee's professional opinion accompanies the lot.
Inscribed on the reverse "...13 (moccsen [sic]) Cheyenne XXI, 213 A16654 [crossed out] RM#138", "#27064", "XXI213", and "...#48 8109 S [within a circle]/...on toned board".
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