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The Broncho Buster

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The Broncho Buster

Artist: Frederic Remington (American, 1861 - 1909)

Date: 1909, posthumously cast c. 1915
Medium: cast bronze
Dimensions:
32 3/4 x 27 3/8 x 17 5/8 inches (83.2 x 69.5 x 44.8 cm)
Classification: Sculptures
Inscribed: [brand] (on hip of horse); No 6 (under base); 254 (scratched in bronze under base)
Signed: Copyright by/ Frederic Remington (right front base)
Markings: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N Y (left front base)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 21.2.2
Accession Number: 1965.1.481
Label Text:Frederic Remington created iconic images of western types. He greatly admired the cowboy. In The Broncho Buster he portrayed the cowboy as the wild rider, high-spirited and brave. The cowboy also masters wildness by taming the broncho.
Provenance: Lincoln Ellsworth [1]; (Edward Eberstadt & Sons, New York, New York); purchased February 25, 1958 by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art | 1. Michael Greenbaum, Icons of the West, p. 183
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