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Frederic Remington

American, 1861–1909

Dismounted: The Fourth Troopers Moving the Led Horses

1890

The horses in Remington’s painting thunder towards us, kicking up clouds of dust. Chaos seems imminent, but this military maneuver is well practiced. In every group of troopers, three dismount to pursue the battle while the fourth leads the riderless steeds to safety. Each animal is distinctly different, but the mustachioed troopers look alike, all seemingly based on the same model. Despite its realistic detail, this picture is a work of historical fiction rather than a record of an actual battle on the western frontier.

Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 34 1/16 x 48 15/16 in. (86.5 x 124.3 cm) Frame: 42 1/8 x 57 x 2 3/4 in. (107 x 144.8 x 7 cm)
Object Number 1955.11
Acquisition Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1945
Status On View

Image Caption

Frederic Remington, Dismounted: The Fourth Troopers Moving the Led Horses, 1890, Oil on canvas. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.11.

Bibliography

Conrads, Margaret C. American Paintings and Sculpture at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1990.

Provenance

Mrs. William H. Sage, New York; to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York, February 24, 1944); to Lincoln Ellsworth, New York, March 7, 1944; to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York, February 7, 1945); to Robert Sterling Clark, May 1, 1945.

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