Frederic Remington (American, Canton, New York 1861–1909 Ridgefield, Connecticut)
1901, cast by March 1907
20 1/4 x 25 x 8 in. (51.4 x 63.5 x 20.3 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1907
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 765
In 1901 Remington modeled this Cheyenne Indian racing on horseback. The muscular rider, wearing only a loincloth and moccasins, leans forward, clutching a spear and a quirt. His mount is depicted at full gallop, or “burning the air,” as Remington described it: ears back, tail flowing, and all four hooves off the ground. The buffalo robe that serves as a saddle trails off the airborne horse to its right and functions as the means of linking figures to the base.
Signature: [top of base]: Copyright 1901 by / Frederic Remington
Inscription: [base, below signature, stamped]: TIFFANY & Co
Marking: [foundry mark, top of base, stamped]: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N.Y.; cast number [underside of base, stamped] 19.