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Remington Bronze – "Rattlesnake" Western Art

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Remington Bronze – "Rattlesnake" Western Art
“Rattlesnake” Signed: "Copyright by Frederic Remington". The most famous Western Artist in American, Remington’s principal subjects of course included the iconic Cowboy. Remington completed an initial version of The Rattlesnake in January 1905, and he was immensely pleased with its daring off-balance composition. Three years later, however, after ten casts were produced, he grew dissatisfied with the original design, reworking the plaster model into a larger, more massive form. The changes included tucking the horse’s forelegs and straightening its rear legs, thus increasing the tension of the animal’s pose, and thrusting the rider forward so he became more integral with the sidelong motion of the composition. This large excellent lost wax casting of Remington's "Rattlesnake" is truly striking. Points of note of this piece include free separate reins, vest tail up, hat brim up, rope, saddle and chaps detail, and unmistakable right patina and fine detail of the artistry in the casting are consistent with the original castings not like later unauthorized less quality castings. Dimensions: approx. 22" high X 16" long X 10" deep – weight 62 lbs.

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