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Famous for his influence in the construction of the American cowboy persona, Frederic Remington dedicated much of his efforts to the depiction of the Western ways. Through his art, the clothing, customs, and even body language of the cowboy were defined for generations to come, becoming a crucial influence on American popular culture. Yet, for the construction of the persona, it is not enough to portray only the subject matter, but also its relationship with its environment. To do so, Remington often depicts scenes of danger, pitting cowboy versus Native American in the struggle that defined the end of the 19th century for North America.
But that relationship wasn’t always necessarily violent since the practicalities of living on the border between the civilized world and the wilderness would produce eventual, if often uneasy, alliances, and peaceful relationships. One such relationship is portrayed in this 1903 oil on canvas, currently in possession of the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, in Madrid, Spain. Another contemporary painting with the same theme but different elements also exists in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
Here, instead of straight away exchanging gunfire with the Native Americans, the lonesome cowboy hosts one of them by his fire for a peaceful talk. There is a level of unease in this peace, and Remington fills the canvas with signs of that unease, from the rifle loosely held in the cowboy’s hand to his stiff body language, it is clear that the man is not feeling completely safe. The Native American on horseback, on the other hand, does not seem to wish the lonesome cowboy any harm, which is signaled by the raised palm and even by his looser body language.
Ever the master of lighting, Remington employs a slew of earth tones to set the mood of the scene. While it’s a quiet moment, there is underlying aggression ready to burst, as if the whole scene might explode into action at any moment. While only two characters are portrayed in the frame, it is interesting that their attitudes tell a broader story of the cowboy being nervous and the Native American because they are in the latter’s territory. That context adds to the idea of the courageous cowboy, braving the wildlands with little more than a horse and a rifle, which would be very much in character for Remington’s depictions.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Parley, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Parley that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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