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Even though his career was sadly cut short by health issues arising from his weight, Frederic Remington was still one of the most influential painters of the Cowboy or Western Art genre. His work is considered to have been instrumental for the construction of the cowboy persona as it has permeated Western popular culture ever since, helping define the way cowboys` clothing, equipment, and even some of their customs. It is, then, a little bit ironic that one of his most famous and valued paintings would have, as subject matter, not the brave cowboys he often portrayed, but a tired old Native American like the ones he so frequently employed as villains in the great Western epic that was his body of work.
In this 1905 oil on canvas, Remington portrayed a lonely Blackfoot Indian riding through the snow, which dominates the whole landscape. The rider and his horse both seem to be tense, their attention focused on a camp with yellow campfires in the distance. While the camp might prove to be salvation for both, providing much-needed warmth, companionship, and safety, maybe even food, there is no way of knowing, from the distance from which the rider observes, what kind of welcome they would receive around those campfires. On the one hand, it could be a peaceful gathering of people willing to break bread and share the warmth, both physical and spiritual, but one the other they could be the type of people who trade Indian scalps for money.
The painting is also an interesting example of the kind of work Remington developed in the later years of his short career, leaving behind the epic narratives of before in favor of more personalist and simple narratives such as this. But, while the artist’s work became less ambitious in the narrative sense, Remington, on the other hand, took more significant risks in the techniques he used. In this case, he uses high contrast to isolate the
completely and its rider from everything, their presence leaving the environment undisturbed except for a few brush strokes indicating hoofprints and the faint mauve shadow produced by the Moon.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Scout, Friends or Foes, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Scout, Friends or Foes 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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We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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