September 16, 2017 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Frederic Sackrider Remington

(New York, 1861-1909)

The Bronco Buster, 1895, #51 of an approximate edition of 64, inscribed in base "51 Frederic Remington", incised on side "Copyrighted by/Frederic Remington 1895" stamped "The Henry-Bonnard Bronze Co. Founders . NY. 1899.", stamped "Tiffany & Co.", incised underneath "51", bronze, height: 24 in., weight: 48.5 lbs.

Notes: A drawing made by Remington in 1892 titled, A Pitching Bronco, may have served to be the inspiration for The Bronco Buster, his debut cast as a sculptor. He found it so satisfying that he vowed “to put the wild life of our West into something that burglar won’t have, moth eat, or time blacken.” A 1899 casting numbered "55" is held by the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Another casting numbered "50", sold at Sotheby's New York, Thursday, December 2, 2010, as lot 107; Purchased in New York circa 1930's or 1940's

Provenance:Private North Carolina Collection, acquired in 1966; Purchased by the consignor’s parents in the 1930s – 1940s at Grand Central Art Gallery, New York


brown patina, whip loose with stripped screw, lacking spur on proper left boot

Estimate: $150,000 - $250,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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