Frederic Remington American
"The Sergeant" is Remington’s smallest sculpture and one of his most commercially successful. The bust of a weathered, mustachioed Rough Rider commends the cowboys who volunteered for service in the First United States Volunteer Cavalry during the Spanish-American War of 1898. It came to have a pendant in "The Savage" (39.65.51a, b) four years later. Both, miniaturized in scale, represent early-twentieth-century stereotypes rather than specific individuals.
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