The Rattlesnake

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The Rattlesnake
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This item SOLD at 2017 Apr 08 @ 15:20UTC-7 : PDT/MST
The Rattlesnake
Artist: Remington, FredericDate of Birth: 1861-1909
Medium: Bronze, cast number 31
Dimensions: 23 inches high

A chance meeting. Everybody in the wrong place at the wrong time. The man and the beast of burden he has tamed, in an instant, are entirely at the mercy of a small but utterly untamable piece of the wilderness. There’s no stealth in it. The rattler doesn’t want to bite you, but he’s letting you know he’s there. The sound he makes with that maraca in his tail is the loudest thing you’ve ever heard. Author James Barnes, visited the artist in his studio and at the Roman Bronze Works, where Remington often spent his days. In his 1905 Collier’s article “Frederic Remington—Sculptor” Barnes describes Remington’s delight as he works and molds the wax snake that would become the troublemaker in The Rattlesnake: “For instance, something was said about the position of the rattlesnake in a wax model of his frightened pony. Mr. Remington decided to change it; the string of wax that represented the snake was bent and curved and again replaced; this time the effect seemed more pleasing. ‘Great fun,’ said he, ‘isn’t it? Just see what can be done with it—isn’t it wonderful!’”
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