Remington writes Riccardo Bertelli at Roman Bronze Works to say that he has modeled “the bunch” [Coming Through the Rye], and wants someone to come up to New Rochelle and put the model in plaster. In another letter the same month he writes: “I have reconstructed the right hand man and made it much better with a foot on the ground. So—now I have six horses’ feet on the ground and 10 in the air.
Remington writes Bertelli that he has “shipped 4 boxes of [plaster] models and hope to God they arrive whole and not in small chunks.”
Remington works at the foundry on the model for Coming Through the Rye; he writes Owen Wister to say that “I go to the Roman Bronze Works—275 Green Street, Greenpoint— Brooklyn—leaving here every morning at 8:20 am to work out a four horse bronze and I reach this above oasis at 6 p.m.—eat—smoke go to bed and day after day I am to do this until I die or complete the bronze—and it’s even up.”
Remington spends time at Ingleneuk writing the draft and doing the illustrations for his novel, John Ermine of the Yellowstone.
Remington’s “big picture book of the West,” containing more than sixty new paintings and drawings and titled Done in the Open, is published by R.H. Russell; the title is suggested by Owen Wister, who writes the text for the book; the cover is Remington’s pastel of The Infantry Soldier (ACM); it subsequently passes through five editions.