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The Sergeant

Artist:
Frederic Remington (American, Canton, New York 1861–1909 Ridgefield, Connecticut)
Date:
1904, cast before 1939
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
10 3/8 x 5 1/4 x 4 in. (26.4 x 13.3 x 10.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Jacob Ruppert, 1939
Accession Number:
39.65.52a, b
Not on view
“The Sergeant” is Remington’s smallest and one of his most commercially successful sculptures. This bust of a mustachioed man would come to have a pendant in “The Savage” (39.65.51a,b) in 1908. Both, miniaturized in scale, represent personality types rather than specific individuals. The Metropolitan’s bronze is almost certainly a posthumous, unauthorized cast done by Roman Bronze Works.
Signature: [left side of base]: Frederic Remington

Inscription: [right side of base, written in pen or paint]: 175

Marking: [foundry mark, back of base]: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N Y
Jacob Ruppert, New York, d. 1939
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