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

The Mountain Man

Frederic Remington (American, Canton, New York 1861–1909 Ridgefield, Connecticut)
1903, cast by March 1907
27 3/4 x 12 x 10 in. (70.5 x 30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 765
The Mountain Man depicts a dramatic moment in the daily life of a frontier trapper, in which he and his mount work together to descend a precarious slope. Cast by New York’s Roman Bronze Works foundry in the lost-wax technique, the earliest "Mountain Man" statuettes are sharply delineated with a rich variety of textures, from the fringed buckskin garment to the animal’s hairy coat to the rocklike base. The Metropolitan Museum purchased this statuette—and three others—from Remington in 1907.
#4394. The Mountain Man
For Audio Guide tours and information, visit
Signature: [on base, near horse's left front leg]: Copyright / Frederic Remington

Inscription: [base, below signature, stamped]: TIFFANY & Co.

Marking: [foundry mark, back of base]: Roman Bronze Works N.Y.; [cast number, underside of base, stamped] 9.
[Tiffany and Company, New York, 1907]