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Halt-Dismount!

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Halt-Dismount!

Artist: Frederic Remington (American, 1861 - 1909)

Date: 1901
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 1/4 x 51 1/4 inches (76.8 x 130.2 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Signed: Frederic Remington / 1901 (lower right)
Credit Line: Purchase of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1985
Object number: 31.10.5
Accession Number: 1985.3.1
Label Text:Remington drew a preliminary sketch for this painting and described the subject, “Being a cavalry column – suddenly fired on from opposite bluff – the officer raising hand indicating ‘Halt -- & bugler blowing – white and Indian scouts in center and all the troop horses twisting back on their bits. It gives good chance for action of rather unconventional form.” He sent this to a patron. Remington wrote, “If you like it, return the sketch and I will attempt it.” Benjamin Walworth Arnold must have liked the idea, because Remington painted this canvas.
Provenance: Commissioned by Benjamin Walworth Arnold of Albany, New York; by descent to his grandson, Arnold Cogswell of Albany; to Putnam Foundation collection, San Diego, California, 1977-1984; (Hirschl and Adler, New York, New York); purchased January 29, 1985 by Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
Exhibitions:
  • Western Classics: Highlights from the Collection