Lin McLean

Author Owen Wister American
Illustrator Frederic Remington American
Publisher Harper & Brothers American

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Remington provided eight illustrations for Owen Wister's first novel, Lin McLean, published by Harper & Brothers in 1898. This photogravure frontispiece depicts McLean, a young cow-puncher, with arms akimbo, wearing a hat, scarf, fringed chaps, and revolver. Remington first met Wister in 1893, a writer of western fiction who mythologized the rugged, individualist American cowboy as Remington did in his art, and is best remembered for The Virginian (1902), dedicated to President Theodore Roosevelt.

Lin McLean, Owen Wister (American, Germantown, Pennsylvania 1860–1938 Kingston, Rhode Island), Illustrations: photogravure

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