AUCTION 2024 - AUGUST,

Frederic Remington

Goot Packers at Work

MEDIUM: Pen, Ink and B & W Watercolor

DIMENSIONS: 11 1/4 x 17 inches

ESTIMATE: $15,000.00 - $25,000.00

Signed lower left

Additional Information

Provenance:
Passed down to the present owner by descent from her great-grandmother, The Honorable Lady Ward, nee Jean Templeton Reid. Jean’s father was Whitelaw Reid, American Ambassador to the Court of St James during World War 1 and owner of the New York Tribune. Her mother was Elisabeth Mills Reid, originally from San Francisco, and daughter of Darius Ogden Mills, who became very wealthy after starting a business in California associated with the Gold Rush. The consignor believes that these four Remington’s originally belonged to one of her great-grandmother Jean’s parents and came with her to be hung at Chilton, home to the consignor and the marital home of her American great-grandmother when she married her great-grandfather, The Honorable (Later Sir) John Ward, in 1908.

New to the market a wonderful selection of works by Frederic Remington, all of which were the original illustrations for Century Magazine between 1888 and 1891. Remington studied at the Yale School of Fine Arts and then the Art Students League In New York City beginning in 1886. Remington’s interest in the West began to take form in 1881 when he traveled to the Montana Territory. Remington’s works were published between 1888-1913 in forty-one periodicals, including Century Magazine, Collier’s and Harper’s Weekly. He also illustrated books for such authors as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Theodore Roosevelt.

According to Thayer Tolles, curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Remington traveled frequently on sketching trips to the American West; his experiences with and observations of Native Americans, cavalrymen, scouts, and cowboys served as ongoing creative fodder for an endless stream of commissions for illustrations.”

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