Trooper of the Plains

Frederic Remington American

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"Trooper of the Plains" depicts a cavalry soldier on horseback, brandishing a revolver. The galloping horse is supported by only a clump of sage brush. Remington enjoyed experimenting with daring, gravity-defying poses that indicated his technical mastery of the sculptural process. The artist copyrighted "Trooper of the Plains" in 1909, the year of his death. The Metropolitan’s bronze is almost certainly a posthumous, unauthorized cast done by Roman Bronze Works.

Trooper of the Plains, Frederic Remington (American, Canton, New York 1861–1909 Ridgefield, Connecticut), Bronze, American

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