The Cheyenne

Frederic Remington American
Cast by Roman Bronze Works

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

In 1901 Remington modeled this Cheyenne man 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.

The Cheyenne, Frederic Remington (American, Canton, New York 1861–1909 Ridgefield, Connecticut), Bronze, American

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