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The Scalp

Artist:
Frederic Remington (American, Canton, New York 1861–1909 Ridgefield, Connecticut)
Date:
1898, cast before 1939
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
22 3/4 x 23 1/4 x 9 5/8 in. (57.8 x 59.1 x 24.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Jacob Ruppert, 1939
Accession Number:
39.65.49a, b
Not on view
Remington’s fourth bronze, and his first of a Native American subject, was copyrighted in December 1898 as “The Triumph.” The more common title, “The Scalp,” refers specifically to the lock of hair that the figure, mounted bareback on a horse, holds aloft in his right fist. The Metropolitan’s bronze is almost certainly a posthumous, unauthorized cast done by Roman Bronze Works.
Signature: [back of base]: copyright by / Frederic Remington

Marking: [foundry mark, front of base]: Roman Bronze Works, N. Y.; CAST NUMBER [underside of base] No. 7
Jacob Ruppert, New York, d. 1939
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