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The Wicked Pony

Artist:
Frederic Remington (American, Canton, New York 1861–1909 Ridgefield, Connecticut)
Date:
1898, cast before 1939
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
21 7/8 x 21 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (55.6 x 54 x 22.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Jacob Ruppert, 1939
Accession Number:
39.65.48a, b
Not on view
In his third sculpture, "The Wicked Pony," Remington reversed the dominance of the cowboy over horse depicted in his highly successful “Broncho Buster” (1986.81.2). Here the cowboy has been thrown to the ground and struggles to maintain a hold on the ear of his bucking horse. The Metropolitan’s bronze is almost certainly a posthumous, unauthorized cast done by Roman Bronze Works.
Signature: [twice, top of base]: Frederic Remington; [side of base]: [cursive] copyrighted by Frederic Remington

Marking: [foundry mark, side of base]: THE HENRY BONNARD BRONZE CO / FOUNDERS N_Y_ 1896.; CAST NUMBER [inscribed within F of first signature] 1
Jacob Ruppert, New York, d. 1939
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