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Artist: Frederic Remington, American, 1861–1909, B.F.A. (HON.) 1900

The Wounded Bunkie



20 1/4 × 33 1/4 × 12 3/4 in. (51.4 × 84.5 × 32.4 cm)
Gift of the artist, 1900
With exquisite attention to detail, Frederic Remington here captures a moment of tense frontier action in which one cavalry soldier has just been hit from behind by an unseen enemy. To keep him upright, his bunkmate leans across the gap between their horses, scanning the distance for further danger. Remington stressed movement and physical energy. Influenced by the contemporary photographer Eadweard Muybridge’s motion studies, the galloping horses are each supported on only one foot, which marked a major innovation in sculpture.
Made in New Rochelle, New York, United States
On view*
19th century
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