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The Broncho Buster

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The Broncho Buster

Artist: Frederic Remington (American, 1861 - 1909)

Date: 1895, cast c. 1903
Dimensions:
23 1/4 × 19 5/8 × 12 inches (59.1 × 49.8 × 30.5 cm)
Classification: Sculptures
Inscribed: 20 (under base); Copyrighted by/ Frederic Remington 1895 (on side of base below proper left foot)
Signed: 20. Frederic Remington (top base in front of proper right foot of horse)
Markings: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS/ CIRE PERDUE CAST/ NY (stamp, on edge below proper right foot of horse)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 21.2.1
: 1965.1.480.
Descriptionlifetime cast, foundry number 20
Label Text:The Broncho Buster was Remington’s very first effort in sculpture. He created an iconic image of a cowboy taming a wild horse. Late in his life Remington modeled a larger version The Broncho Buster. It was at the foundry when the artist died, so all the casts of the large version are posthumous. The Stark Museum of Art has typically exhibited its cast of the large version, on view in the Lobby. The small version is, in many ways, a more significant sculpture in Remington’s history. It was cast just after Remington changed foundries to Roman Bronze Works and shows his attention to detail.

Provenance: Purchased April 4, 1957 through (Nada Kramar, Washington D.C.) 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
Exhibitions:
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