Frederic Remington Frequently Asked Questions
- How much is my Remington worth?
The Museum does not appraise, evaluate, or authenticate works of art. To find an appraiser in your area, please contact the following resources:
- Where can I have my Remington artworks authenticated?
The following are some of the recommended art dealers familiar with Remington’s work:
- Altermann Galleries, 225 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505/983-1590
- Tyler Mongerson, Mongerson Galleries, 704 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60610, 312/943-2354
- Cameron Shay, James Graham & Sons, 1014 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021, 212/535-5767
- Michael Frost, J.N. Bartfield Galleries, 30 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, 212/245-8890
- Baird Ryan, Gerald Peters Gallery, 24 E. 78th Street, New York, NY 10021, 212/628-9760
- I have a Remington painting from your museum. What is it worth?
In the past the museum sold reproductions on canvas of several popular paintings. These include Albert Bierstadt, Sunrise, Yosemite Valley; William M. Chase, Idle Hours; Jasper F. Cropsey, Narrows from Staten Island; William M. Harnett, Ease; Thomas Moran, Cliffs of Green River; and several paintings by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The reproductions were made on canvas and appeared to be original paintings. “Amon Carter Museum” was stamped on the back of each one. These reproductions are no longer for sale through the Museum Store, but many are still extant. Further, they have not appreciated in value from their original selling price.
- Where can I find information about my Remington print?
For more information about Remington reproductions from nineteenth- and early twentieth-century magazine illustrations, contact an antiquarian book or print dealer (see below). Additional resources are listed at the American Historical Print Collectors Society Web site.
- Other Remington-related information sources are listed below:
- Catalogue raisonnÃ©:
- Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY (307) 587-4771
- Frederic Remington: A Catalogue RaisonnÃ© by Peter H. Hassrick and Melissa Webster (1996) includes a list of his lifetime prints, paintings, watercolors, and drawings.
- Local antique print dealers:
- R. L. Riddell Rare Maps & Prints, Dallas, TX (214) 953-0601, www.antiquemapshop.com
- Peters & Isham, Fort Worth, TX (817) 236-1141
- Selected museum collections:
- Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma (918) 582-3122
- National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (405) 478-2250
- R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, Louisiana (318) 865-4201,
- Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, New York (315) 393-2425
- Rockwell Museum, Corning, New York (607) 937-5386
- Additional bibliographic resources:
- Hassrick, Peter H. and Melissa J. Webster. Frederic Remington: A Catalogue RaisonnÃ© of Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings. Cody, Wyoming: Buffalo Bill Historical Center in association with the University of Washington Press, Seattle. 1996.
- McCracken, Harold. Frederic Remington Artist of the Old West: A Bibliographic Checklist of Remington's Pictures and Books. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. 1947.
Important source of information regarding Remington's career as an illustrator.
- Samuels, Harold and Peggy. Remington: The Complete Prints. New York: Crown. 1990.
- Additional information about Remington works:
- A portfolio of eight lithographs called A Bunch of Buckskins was published by R. H. Russell, New York, in 1901. Each lithograph measures 15 x 20 inches. The complete listing of prints from the portfolio follows:
- A Cheyenne Buck
- A Sioux Chief
- A Breed
- Old Ramon
- A Cavalry Officer
- An Army Packer
- An Arizona Cowboy
- A Trapper
- Collier's Weekly in 1905 issued a portfolio of six color half-tone photolithographic prints after Remington paintings which they had commissioned. Collier's... labeled them as Artist's Proofs, but Remington may never have seen them at any point in their production and marketing. Harper's... and Collier's... both made and sold color half-tone lithographs, including photomechanically reproduced signatures and the designation Artist Proof, although Remington's hand probably never touched them. (Source: The Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd.,(215) 242-4750
Selected quotes from the Frederic Remington Art Museum Web site:
- Frederic Remington (1861--1909) cast 22 different subjects. The first foundry with which he worked was the Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company in New York City. In 1900 Remington began working exclusively with the Roman Bronze Works, New York City. Since the copyrights expired, there have been copies in just about all shapes, sizes, colors, etc. The words "authentic" and "original" do not apply to Remington bronze reproductions. Generally, authentic Remington bronzes are not available anywhere for less than $75,000.
- Here are two things to look for to reassure yourself further that a particular sculpture is not an original Remington bronze: Foundry mark: most copies bear no indication of where they were made. Authentic sculptures are made with the foundry's name clearly cast into the bronze base. In very few instances will an authentic cast be mounted on a marble base, whereas copies frequently are. Original bronzes are numbered sequentially. They were made and numbered more or less according to the demand---for example, 1, 2, 3, etc., not 1/100 or 19/50. Many copies are misleadingly numbered in this second "3/100" fashion. The location of the number on original sculptures is usually on the under side of the bronze base.
- Where were the Remington bronzes cast?
The Henry Bonnard Bronze Co. Founders, N.Y.; Roman Bronze Works, New York.
- Where do you find the foundry mark on the bronze?
Cast into the base, usually on the vertical edge at the back.
- Did Remington set his bronzes on a marble base?
No. However, reproductions are often sold on bases
- What method did they use to cast the bronzes?
The earlier bronzes were made using the sand-casting method. Later bronzes were made using the lost-wax process.
- Recommended source book for Remington bronzes:
Greenbaum, Michael D. Icons of the West: Frederic Remington’s Sculpture. Ogdensburg, NY: Frederic Remington Art Museum, 1996.