condition: good make / manufacturer: Remington Design model name / number: Mountain Man size / dimensions: 27" Tall
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Bronze REMINGTON STATUE *** Mountain Man ***
This bronze state us mounted on a marble base and is very heavy.
It measures 27" high and has a nice antique patina. Compare online at $800-$1200, plus shipping
It is in our booth at:
Irondale Pickers Antique Shop
5401 Beacon Drive, Irondale AL 35201
Booth 363 (look for the airplane at the booth entrance top)
This amazing Western themed sculpture features a mountain man riding a horse down a steep and treacherous rocky mountain slope. The design is extremely detailed and realistic, showcasing expert craftsmanship by the sculptor, Frederic Remington. He "The Mountain Man" as one of the "old Iroquois trappers who followed the Fur Companies in the Rocky Mountains in the 1830s & 40'ties," probably referring to French Canadian trappers.
The sculptor chose a dramatic episode in the daily life of a trapper, his and his mount's descent on an almost vertical slope. The Mountain Man bronze portrayed one of the most revered and popular Western genres, the fur trapper slowly, the rider descends a summit trail. Man and horse work together to make the trip down a treacherously rocky decline: the horse has been given full rein to choose its pace and path; the rider leans sharply back and balances himself by holding on to the tail strap with his right hand.
His horse quivers nervously, lifting a hind leg and front hoof as the pair skid down the mountain. The rider tugs at the rein with one hand and steadies himself with the other hand as he leans back in the saddle. Together, rider and horse continue the decline with caution in every tense move.
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