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Creator Name: Remington, Frederic
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: American; 1861-1909 North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Active Place: North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: Frederic Remington
Title: The Advance-Guard, or the Military Sacrifice
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1890
Creation End Date: 1890
Creation Date: 1890
Creation Place: North and Central America,North America,United States,New York
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: unframed: 34 3/8 x 48 1/2 in. framed: 46 1/2 x 60 3/887.3 x 123.1; 117.5 x 153.4 cm
Inscriptions: Signed, lower left: "Frederic Remington/1890"
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1982.802
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, George F. Harding Collection
Context: A mythmaker and entrepreneur whose images of the West made him rich and famous, Frederic Remington's art perpetuated popular, romanticized late-nineteenth-century notions regarding the Native Americans, cavalry soldiers, and cowboys who inhabited the American West. Native Americans are unseen in The Advance-Guard, but the violence of their presence is clear in the image. Remington's delineation of the treacherous landscape serves as a surrogate for the Native Americans, who hide within it, throwing the heroism of the cavalry into sharp relief. The title of the work also emphasizes the protagonist as a martyr who has sacrificed his life in the service of westward expansion.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1982.802
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998
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