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According to Michael D. Greenbaum in Icons of the West, Frederic Remington’s Sculpture, “The Henry-Bonnard Bronze Co. produced sixty-four largely identical sand castings of the bronze between 1895 and 1900. The foundry’s consistently superior quality meant each casting was as poignant and dramatic as the model Remington originally fashioned. As much as The Broncho Buster was a keen study in balance and technique, it was also an accomplishment in detail. A brand on the horse’s left hindquarter, a triangle inside a circle, appears on all castings, and the cowboy’s quirt is perpendicular to the base. The horse’s eyes are hollow and the rider’s right stirrup loose. All the castings in the edition were assembled from ten individually cast pieces, which the foundrymen braised, filed and hand finished. The castings were then finished in a rich, light brown patina.”

PROVENANCE:
[Lindsay & Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
Richard Taylor, New York, New York
Private Collection, New York
Property from a Private Collection

EXHIBITIONS:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, September 1986-April 1987

LITERATURE:
H. McCracken, Frederic Remington: Artist of the Old West (New York, New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1947), plate 41, example illustrated
Harold McCracken, The Frederic Remington Book (Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1966), page 255, example illustrated
Peter Hassrick, Frederic Remington: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture in the Amon Carter Museum and the Sid W. Richardson Foundation Collections (New York, New York: 1973), pages 180-81, example illustrated
M.E. Shapiro, Cast and Recast: The Sculpture of Frederic Remington (Washington, D.C.: The Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981), pages 63-69, example illustrated
Michael Edward Shapiro and Peter H. Hassrick, Frederic Remington, The Masterworks (Cody, Wyoming: The Saint Louis Art Museum in conjunction with the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1988), pages 172-5, 233, back cover, example illustrated
J. Ballinger, Frederic Remington (New York, New York: 1989), p. 74, example illustrated
Michael D. Greenbaum, Icons of the West, Frederic Remington’s Sculpture (Ogdensburg, New York: Frederic Remington Art Museum, 1996), front cover, pages 29, 47, 51-64, example illustrated

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