"Newsboys Waiting For Delivery Time"   Lot no. 2075

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By Frederic Remington (1861-1909)

1894 (Estimated)
12.75" x 18.38", Framed 22.75" x 26.38"
Watercolor and Ink on Paper
Inscribed and Signed

Appeared in the July 17, 1894 edition of Harper's Young People to illustrate an article by Edward W. Townsend entitled "Newsboys of City Hall Park".



Peter J. Hassrick, Melissa J. Webster, Frederic Remington: A Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings, Cody, 1996, volume II, p. 511, no. 1835



signed Frederic Remington and inscribed City Hall Park New York (lower left); inscribed Newsboy pitching pennies in City Hall Park, verso watercolor and black ink en grisaille on board 


Exhibited: The Triumph of Winter, National Arts Club, New York, December 16, 2013- January 5, 2014

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Frederic Sackrider Remington was a huge, hearty man who loved adventure and hard work equally. After a brief period of training in art at Yale University, he departed with the romantic idea of striking it rich in the West of the 1880’s.

   Remington arrived on the scene during the final period of the old lawless West. Today, we are the richer for the record of those picturesque days in the prodigious outpouring of drawings, paintings, and bronzes, his vigorous talent has left with us.

    If his earliest work was somewhat crude, and had to be re-drawn for publication by a staff artist for Harper’s Monthly, the authenticity of his subject matter won him immediate recognition; as his technical ability improved, he was given assignments as a reporter-artist, not only in the West, but also in other parts of the world.

    In 1898, he accompanied the Fifth Corps to Cuba as a war correspondent where he made many notable paintings and drawings of the action of the war with Spain. His painting Charge of the Rough Riders at San Juan Hill, helped enhance Theodore Roosevelt’s reputation as a soldier and boosted his subsequent political career. The two men had become personal friends, and Remington later illustrated several of Roosevelt’s books and magazine articles.

   Remington loved horses. He made a lifelong study of horses and knew at first hand the several strains of the western broncos, their peculiarities and strengths. His article “Horses of the Plain” was published by The Century magazine in 1889. His own suggested epitaph: “He Knew the Horse” was well earned.

   After his death, a Remington Memorial Museum was established in his home town of Ogdensburg, New York. Here are to be found some of the finest of his paintings and bronzes. His Indian Collection, together with his studio effects, are preserved in the Whitney Gallery of Western Art in Cody, Wyoming. Collections of his work are also included in the Amon Carter Museum, in Fort Worth, Texas, and in the Thomas Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.