Frederic Remington was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th-century American West and images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U. S. Cavalry. Remington is well known for his invention of “cowboy” sculpture. From his inaugural piece, The Broncho Buster (1895), he created an art form which is still very popular among collectors of Western art.
Coming Through the Rye is one of Remington’s most popular sculptures and despite the cost, the original size of 29″ tall is the most popular size. This is a classic Remington sculpture. Here he depicts 4 horseman riding together at full gallop. The history is that these men are jubilant after returning from a long cattle drive. This is a very handsome sculpture and would look great in many settings. This bronze piece was cast using the “lost wax” method of casting as Remington used on his originals, it has been dated to the 1940s and has a solid marble based with a nameplate. The marble base is 1 1/2 in. high, 28 in. long and 22 in. wide.