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The Old Dragoons of 1850

A work made of bronze with black patina.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze with black patina.


Modeled 1905, cast 1906–7


Frederic Remington (American, 1861–1909)
Cast by Roman Bronze Works (American, founded 1897)

About this artwork

The Old Dragoons of 1850 is another feat of Frederic Remington’s technical achievement. Stretching, twisting men and horses move at top speed, depicted by Remington in an arrested moment in time. The complex sculpture suggests the chaos of eyewitness observation, yet it also achieves the choreographed monumentality and unity of synthetic composition. Remington designed his three-dimensional works after the drawings and photographs he made on his trips to the West, and the ability to freeze motion photographically undoubtedly fed the force and dynamism of his sculpture.


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Arts of the Americas


Frederic Remington (Sculptor) , Roman Bronze Works Inc. (Cast by)


The Old Dragoons of 1850


United States (Artist's nationality:), New York (Object made in)


Modeled 1905 , Cast 1906-1907


Bronze with black patina


Inscribed on rear of base: "Roman Bronze Works / N.Y." Inscribed left side of base: "Copyright / Frederic Remington"


73 × 119.3 × 43.8 cm (28 3/4 × 47 × 17 1/4 in.)

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George F. Harding Collection

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