The Sergeant

Frederic Remington American
Cast by Roman Bronze Works

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

"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.

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

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