Frederic Remington (American, Canton, New York 1861–1909 Ridgefield, Connecticut)
1902, cast before 1939
27 1/4 x 30 x 26 1/4 in. (69.2 x 76.2 x 66.7 cm)
Bequest of Jacob Ruppert, 1939
Not on view
"Coming through the Rye” was inspired by the artist's own illustrations, one published in "Century Magazine" in October 1888 and the other in “Harper’s Weekly” in December 1889. Four mounted cowboys, pistols raised aloft, keep a steady pace in a tight, boisterous group. The Metropolitan’s bronze is almost certainly a posthumous, unauthorized cast done by Roman Bronze Works.
Signature: [top of base]: Copyri[gh]ted by / Frederic Remington
Marking: [foundry mark, back of base]: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N.Y.