Frederic Sackrider Remington (1861 - 1909)
On the Way to the Platte [or] Fitzpatrick and the Wagon Train, 1890
ink wash on paper
16.5 x 11.5 inches
34 x 30 inches (frame)
signed lower right: Frederic Remington
verso: label, Scottsdale Art Auction, Scottsdale, Arizona
Frederic Remington is considered to be one of the most successful and most famous Western American artists. He began his artistic career as a successful illustrator for major publications and then evolved into a sculptor and fine artist. His paintings and bronzes depict the American West in his own unique style that was extremely well received by the American public if not by critics. "On the Way to the Platte" is a wonderful example of his skill honed as an illustrator and it is included in the Frederic Remington Catalogue Raisonné as number 1083.
The drawing appears to be in good condition with no evidence of damage or restoration. The paper has oxidized to a brownish patina but there is no foxing.
Private Collection, Bentonville, Arkansas