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Widely recognized as one of the leading influencers of the Wild West aesthetics as they would come to be known in popular culture, the New Yorker Frederic Sackrider Remington was not ignorant of his role in the construction of the cowboy persona. When asked about what he thought was the audience for his art, Remington is said to have replied that it included “boys between twelve and seventy,” demonstrating his understanding that the worship of the cowboy persona as presented by him was a puerile pursuit. That is to say that the painter understood that his work was less of a record of reality than a support for a fictional universe created along with pulp writers, a world where men were men, the plains were wild, and there was plenty of fortune to be made by someone brave enough.
One might even consider whether that discourse was not itself into a broader wave of colonialist gusto in the settling of the American West, being part of the media that would influence many people to try their luck in the previously untamed land. On the other hand, the popular culture image of the cowboy also seems to have crafted the local identity of many of those who already lived there as a result of earlier settling impulses. In that way, it becomes difficult to consider in hindsight whether it was the local customs that influenced the art of Remington and his peers or if it was the other way around, with the artists constructing an idea of the cowboy that would be well-received and taken to heart by those who saw themselves as cowboys.
Regardless of what came first, in this rare self-portrait, the only full-fledged one known to exist, we can see the boy inside the artist’s heart. Even though Remington himself was never employed as a cowboy, he claimed to have in-depth knowledge of the character of a cowboy, which would have allowed him to portray himself in such a way in this 1890 oil on canvas, now in possession of the Sid Richardson Museum as part of its permanent collection. Here, the boy of nearly thirty looks down on us from atop a white horse, fully bedecked in stereotypical cowboy regalia, fulfilling his fantasy of roaming the West under the skies that never have any clouds.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Self Portrait On A Horse, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Self Portrait On A Horse 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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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,
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meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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