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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
Medium: cast bronze
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:With his sculpture of The Broncho Buster Remington created an image of the cowboy taming the Wild West. In the medium of bronze, he produced a sense of tension. The horse rears dramatically. The cowboy loses some control since his foot is out of the stirrup. Yet he remains in the saddle.
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:
  • Cowboy Legends and Life
  • Branding the American West: Paintings and Films 1900-1950