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Frederic Remington "The Last of His Race" oleograph on canvas 1908 - $1200
condition: good size / dimensions: 18 x 12 1/2 inches
His career took of in the mid-1880s when he began making western illustrations for Harper's Weekly and many other widely read New York magazines. Remington's pictures brought visual information to the eastern public accompanying both factual accounts and fiction of the Old West. He was praised and trusted for the accuracy of detail in his work.
The Last of His Race is unique among prints produced from Frederic Remington's paintings during his lifetime. It is the only print of his work done on canvas, the only one printed with oil paint instead of ink and the only one printed in Chicago by the Brown and Robertson Company. In Remington: The Complete Prints, Peggy and Harold Samuels hint that Remington's Chicago art dealer, W. Scott Thurber--for whom the original painting, now at the Yale Art Museum, was done--may have commissioned the prints without the artist's knowledge. Anecdotal evidence suggests that noted Remington scholar Rudolf Wunderlich believed that Remington himself commissioned the prints and that only 50 were ever struck. Wherever the truth lies, only a handful of these rare oleographs have ever come to market
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