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Creator Name: Remington, Frederic
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1861-1909
Creator Name-CRT: Frederic Remington
Title: The Mountain Man
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1903
Creation End Date: 1903
Creation Date: 1903; this cast, by March 1907
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: 27 3/4 x 12 x 10 in. (70.5 x 30.5 x 25.4 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 07.79
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1907
Remington modeled and copyrighted 'The Mountain Man' in 1903. For his subject he chose a dramatic episode in the life of a French Canadian trapper: his and his mount's descent on an almost vertical slope. Man and horse work together to make the trip down a treacherously rocky decline. The horse has been given full rein to choose its pace and path; the rider leans sharply back and balances himself by holding onto the tail strap with his right hand. The Museum's bronze was cast in 1907 in the lost-wax technique and was purchased, along with three other statuettes, directly from the artist. Relatively few casts of 'The Mountain Man' were produced during Remington's lifetime; the number is thought to be about fifteen.
AMICA ID: MMA_.07.79
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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