The Old Dragoons of 1850

Frederic Remington American
Cast by Roman Bronze Works

Not on view

Remington’s ambitious group includes five horses and four riders: two Euro-American cavalrymen, from the United States Regiment of Dragoons, and two Native Americans. The Dragoons, who patrolled the land west of the Mississippi River, have closed in on the fleeing riders, and the men are locked in hand-to-hand combat. While the soldiers’ uniforms, rifles, and accoutrements are historically correct for 1850, the Indigenous figures represent stereotypes the artist incorporated into his work based on travels through the American West in the 1880s and 1890s.

The Old Dragoons of 1850, Frederic Remington (American, Canton, New York 1861–1909 Ridgefield, Connecticut), Bronze, American

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