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.

Date:

Modeled 1905, cast 1906/7

Artist:

Frederic Remington
American, 1861–1909
Cast by Roman Bronze Works
American, early 20th century

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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American Art

Artists

Frederic Remington (Sculptor) , (Cast by)

Title

The Old Dragoons of 1850

Places

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

Dates

Modeled 1905 , Cast 1906-1907

Medium

Bronze with black patina

Inscriptions

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

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.819

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